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Proverbs Chapter 2

Proverbs 2:1
2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and {a} hide my
    commandments with thee;

    (a) That is, keep them in your heart.

Proverbs 2:2
2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply {b}
    thine heart to understanding;

    (b) If you give yourself to the true knowledge of God
        without hypocrisy.

Proverbs 2:3
2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] {c} liftest up
    thy voice for understanding;

    (c) Meaning that we must seek the knowledge of God with care
        and diligence.

Proverbs 2:4
2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as
    [for] hid {d} treasures;

    (d) Showing that no labour must be spared.

Proverbs 2:5
2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find
    the {e} knowledge of God.

    (e) This (he says) is the true wisdom to know and fear God.

Proverbs 2:11
2:11 {f} Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall
     keep thee:

     (f) The word of God will guide you, and teach you how to
         govern yourself.

Proverbs 2:13
2:13 Who leave the {g} paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways
     of darkness;

     (g) That is, the word of God, which is the only light, to
         follow their own fantasies which are darkness.

Proverbs 2:14
2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight {h} in the
     frowardness of the wicked;

     (h) When they see any given to evil as they are.

Proverbs 2:16
2:16 To deliver thee from the strange {i} woman, [even] from the
     stranger [which] flattereth with her words;

     (i) Meaning, the wisdom which is the word of God, will
         preserve us from all vices: naming this vice of
         whoredom to which man is most prone.

Proverbs 2:17
2:17 Which forsaketh the {k} guide of her youth, and forgetteth
     the covenant of her God.

     (k) That is, her husband, who is her head and guide to
         govern her, from whom she ought not to depart, but
         remain in his subjection.

Proverbs 2:18
2:18 For her {m} house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto
     {n} the dead.

     (m) Her acquaintance with her spirits and they that haunt
     (n) To them who are dead in body and soul.

Proverbs 2:21
2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the {o} land, and the
     perfect shall remain in it.

     (o) They will enjoy the temporal and spiritual promises of
         God, as the wicked will be void of them.

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