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Proverbs 8:9

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All of them, shall be plain, to them who would understand, and just, to such as would gain knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— All of them [are] plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find knowledge.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— They are all plaine to him that will vnderstande, and streight to them that woulde finde knowledge.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They [are] all plaine to him that vnderstandeth: and right to them that find knowledge.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— They are all plain to him who understands them, and right to those who are willing to find knowledge.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They are all evident to those that understand, and right to those that find knowledge.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They [are] all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
plain 5228
{5228} Prime
From the same as H5226; straightforward, that is, (figuratively), equitable, correct, or (abstractly), integrity.
to him that understandeth, 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
and right 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
to them that find 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
knowledge. 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 8:9

_ _ plain ... understandeth — easily seen by those who apply their minds.

_ _ that find — implying search.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:9

To him — Whose mind God hath enlightened. To them — That are truly wise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 8:9

They [are] all (c) plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

(c) Meaning that the word of God is easy to all that have a desire for it and are not blinded by the prince of this world.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth.
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Proverbs 15:24 The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 18:1-2 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom. ... A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Psalms 19:7-8 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. ... The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 25:12-14 What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose. ... The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Psalms 119:98-100 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. ... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err [therein].
Micah 2:7 O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
Matthew 13:11-12 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. ... For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
1 Corinthians 2:14-15 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. ... But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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Ps 19:7; 25:12; 119:98. Pv 14:6; 15:14, 24; 17:24; 18:1, 15. Is 35:8. Mi 2:7. Mt 13:11. Jn 6:45; 7:17. 1Co 2:14. Jm 1:5.

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