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Proverbs 2:4–6

if you seek it like xsilver

and search for it as for yhidden treasures,

then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God.

For athe Lord gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

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Proverbs 2:4–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

and if you look for it as for silver

and search for it as for hidden treasure,

then you will understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

If thou seekest her as silver,

And searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,

And find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord giveth wisdom:

Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Search for them as you would for silver;

seek them like hidden treasures.

Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,

and you will gain knowledge of God.

For the Lord grants wisdom!

From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

If you seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,

And find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Proverbs 2:4–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

Search for it like silver,

and hunt for it like hidden treasure.

Then you will understand respect for the Lord,

and you will find that you know God.

Only the Lord gives wisdom;

he gives knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

If thou seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hid treasures:

Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah,

And find the knowledge of God.

For Jehovah giveth wisdom;

Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

Proverbs 2:4–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures: then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God. For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

if you search for wisdom as if it were money 

and hunt for it as if it were hidden treasure, 

then you will understand the fear of the Lord 

and you will find the knowledge of God. 

The Lord gives wisdom. 

From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 

Proverbs 2:4–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

if you seek it like silver

and search for it like hidden treasure,

then you will understand the fear of the Lord

and discover the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

if you seek it like silver,

and search for it as for hidden treasures—

then you will understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Proverbs 2:4–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

if you seek her like silver

and search her out like treasure,

then you will understand the fear of Yahweh,

and the knowledge of God you will find.

For Yahweh will give wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Look for it as you would look for silver.

Search for it as you would search for hidden treasure.

Then you will understand how to have respect for the Lord.

You will find out how to know God.

The Lord gives wisdom.

Knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.

Proverbs 2:4–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

If you seek her as silver

And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Then you will discern the fear of the Lord

And discover the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.