New American Standard Bible
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
King James Bible
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
World English Bible
For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
People do not gain wisdom by any efforts of their own, but God gives it according to the laws of His own goodness.
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
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
1 Kings 3:12
behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first in which I found the following record:
"Please receive instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.
"But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
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