New International Version
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.
King James Bible
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Darby Bible Translation
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.
World English Bible
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.
Young's Literal Translation
Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every good path.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then shalt thou understand - He who is taught of God understands the whole law of justice, mercy, righteousness, and truth; God has written this on his heart. He who understands these things by books only is never likely to practice or profit by them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
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