New International Version
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
King James Bible
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Darby Bible Translation
guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones.
World English Bible
that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.
Young's Literal Translation
To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.
Proverbs 2:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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1 Samuel 2:9
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;
he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
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