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Proverbs 2:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [He is] a shield to them that walk in integrity;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; [He is] a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yea he treasureth, for the upright, safety, A shield [is he] to them who walk in integrity,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that walk in simplicity,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He layeth vp sound wisedome for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walke vprightly.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and he treasures up salvation for them that walk uprightly: he will protect their way;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He layeth up 6845
{6845} Prime
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
sound wisdom 8454
{8454} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to substantiate; support or (by implication) ability, that is, (direct) help, (in purpose) an undertaking, (intellectual) understanding.
for the righteous: 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
[he is] a buckler 4043
{4043} Prime
From H1598; a shield (that is, the small one or buckler); figuratively a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile.
to them that walk 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
uprightly. 8537
{8537} Prime
From H8552; completeness; figuratively prosperity; usually (morally) innocence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 2:7

_ _ sound wisdom — literally, “substance,” opposed to what is fictitious. According to the context, this may be assistance, as here corresponding with

_ _ buckler — or safety, or wisdom, which procures it (compare Proverbs 3:21; Proverbs 8:14; Proverbs 18:1; Job 6:13; Job 12:13).

_ _ layeth up — provides, ever ready.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 2:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 8:14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Job 28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Corinthians 2:6-7 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: ... But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. ... For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
James 3:15-17 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. ... But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

a buckler:

Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalms 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and [he] in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
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