2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Other Translations of Proverbs 2:2

New International Version

2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding-

English Standard Version

2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;

The Message

2 Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding.

New King James Version

2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;

New Living Translation

2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 2:2

Commentary on Proverbs 2:1-9

(Read Proverbs 2:1-9)

Those who earnestly seek heavenly wisdom, will never complain that they have lost their labour; and the freeness of the gift does not do away the necessity of our diligence, John 6:27. Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Observe who are thus favoured. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness. If we depend upon God, and seek to him for wisdom, he will enable us to keep the paths of judgment.