Proverbs 2:7
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New International Version
He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

King James Bible
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Darby Bible Translation
He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

World English Bible
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;

Young's Literal Translation
Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He layeth up sound wisdom - תושיה tushiyah. We have met with this word in Job; see Job 5:12; Job 6:13; Job 11:6; Job 12:16. See especially the note on Job 11:6 (note), where the different acceptations of the word are given.

Coverdale translates, "He preserveth the welfare of the righteous." It is difficult to find, in any language, a term proper to express the original meaning of the word; its seems to mean generally the essence or substance of a thing, The thing itself - that which is chief of its kind. He layeth up What Is Essential for the righteous.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Job 28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

1 Corinthians 1:19,24,30 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...

1 Corinthians 2:6,7 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise...

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction...

James 3:15-17 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish...

a buckler

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to them that put their trust in him.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.

The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.

Proverbs 30:5
"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

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