4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Other Translations of Proverbs 2:4

New International Version

4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,

English Standard Version

4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,

The Message

4 Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt,

New King James Version

4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;

New Living Translation

4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 2:4

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.