Proverbs 2:1
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English Standard Version
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,

King James Bible
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

American Standard Version
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and wilt hide my commandments with thee,

English Revised Version
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and lay up my commandments with thee;

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Then - this sublime preacher in the streets continues - distress shall teach them to pray:

28 Then shall they call on me, and I will not answer;

     They shall early seek after me, and not find me;

29 Because that they hated knowledge,

     And did not choose the fear of Jahve.

30 They have not yielded to my counsel,

     Despised all my reproof:

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their way,

     And satiate themselves with their own counsels.

In the full emphatic forms, יקראנני, they shall call on me, ישׁחרנני, they shall seek me, and ימצאנני, they shall find me, the suffix ני may be joined to the old plur. ending ûn (Gesenius, Olshausen, Bttcher); but open forms like יברכנהוּ, He will bless him,יכבּדנני, He will honour me (from יכבּדנּי), and the like, rather favour the conclusion that נ is epenthetic (Ew. 250, b).

(Note: In the Codd. יקראנני is written; in this case the Metheg indicates the tone syllable: vid., Torath Emeth, p. 7 note, p. 21 note; and Accentssystem, ii. 1, note. In ישׁחרנני the Rebia is to be placed over the ר. In the Silluk-word ימצאנני it appears undoubtedly that the form is to be spoken as Milel, i.e., with tone on the penult.)

The address here takes the form of a declaration: Stultos nunc indignos censet ulteriori alloquio (Mich.). It is that laughter and scorn, Proverbs 1:26, which here sounds forth from the address of the Judge regarding the incorrigible. שׁחר is denom. of שׁחר, to go out and to seek with the morning twilight, as also בּקּר, Psalm 27:5, perhaps to appear early, and usually (Arab.) bakar (I, II, IV), to rise early, to be zealous (Lane: "He hastened to do or accomplish, or attain the thing needed"). Zckler, with Hitzig, erroneously regards Proverbs 1:29, Proverbs 1:30 as the antecedent to Proverbs 1:31. With ויאכלוּ, "and they shall eat," the futt. announcing judgment are continued from Proverbs 1:28; cf. Deuteronomy 28:46-48. The conclusion after תּהת כּי, "therefore because," or as usually expressed (except here and Deuteronomy 4:37, cf. Genesis 4:25), תּהת אשׁר (ἀνθ ̓ ὧν), is otherwise characterized, Deuteronomy 22:29; 2 Chronicles 21:12; and besides, תהת אשׁר stands after (e.g., 1 Samuel 26:21; 2 Kings 22:17; Jeremiah 29:19) oftener than before the principal clause. בּחר combines in itself the meanings of eligere and diligere (Fl.). The construction of אבה ל (to be inclining towards) follows that of the analogous שׁמע ל (to hear). Each one eats of the fruit of his way - good fruit of good ways (Isaiah 3:10), and evil fruit of evil ways. "The מן, 31b, introduces the object from which, as a whole, that which one eats, and with which he is satisfied, is taken as a part, or the object from which, as from a fountain, satisfaction flows forth" (Fl.). In correct texts, ויאכלוּ has the accent Dech, and at the same time Munach as its servant. Regarding the laws of punctuation, according to which וּממּעצתיהם (with Munach on the tone-syllable, Tarcha on the antepenult, and Metheg before the Chateph-Pathach) is to be written, see Baer's Torath Emeth, p. 11, Accentssystem, iv. 4. Norzi accents the word incorrectly with Rebia Mugrash. With the exception of Proverbs 22:22, the pluralet

(Note: A plur. denoting unity in the circumstances, and a similarity in the relations of time and space.)

מועצות has always the meaning of ungodly counsels.

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Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings...

Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually on your heart, and tie them about your neck.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides...

Luke 2:19,51 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart...

Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

Cross References
Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Proverbs 1:3
to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,

Proverbs 4:10
Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you;

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