Proverbs 2:8
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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
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 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the middle of the paths of judgment:

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 121:5-8 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand...

Isaiah 35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

Isaiah 49:9,10 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways...

John 10:28,29 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...


Proverbs 3:21-24 My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion...

Deuteronomy 33:3,26-29 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words...

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 37:23,24,28,31 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way...

Psalm 66:9 Which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.

Psalm 145:20 The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Jeremiah 32:40,41 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good...

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

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
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;

Psalm 66:9
he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.

Psalm 97:10
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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