The Benefits of Religion
Proverbs 2:5
Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Religion, whether natural or revealed, has always the same beneficial influence on the mind. In youth, in health and prosperity, it awakens feelings of gratitude and sublime love, and purifies at the same time that which it exalts; but it is in misfortune, in sickness, in age, that its effects are more truly and beneficially felt; when submission is cherished in faith and humble trust in the Divine will, when duties become pleasures, undecaying sources of consolation, then it creates powers which were believed to be extinct, and gives a freshness to the mind which was supposed to have passed away for ever, but which is now renovated as an immortal hope. Its influence outlives all earthly enjoyments, and becomes stronger as the organs decay and the frame dissolves; it appears as that evening star of light in the horizon of life which we are sure is to become, in another season, a morning star, and to throw its radiance through the gloom and shadow of death.

(Sir Humphrey Davey.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

WEB: then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.

Knowledge of God the Result of Revelation
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