New American Standard Bible
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
King James Bible
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Darby Bible Translation
When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul,
World English Bible
For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Young's Literal Translation
For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Another picture of the results of living in the fear of the Lord. Not that to which it leads a man, but that from which it saves him, is brought into view. Notice also that it is one thing for wisdom to find entrance into the soul, another to be welcomed as a "pleasant" guest.
LibraryNotes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
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