Context / meaning
Proverbs 2 [1.] My son, if you will receive my words,
and store up my commandments within you;
So as to turn your ear to wisdom,
and apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you call out for discernment,
and lift up your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver,
and search for her as for hidden treasures:
Proverbs 2 [5.] then you will understand the fear of Yahweh,
and find the knowledge of God.[a]
For Yahweh gives wisdom.
Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright.
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;
that he may guard the paths of justice,
and preserve the way of his saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice,
equity and every good path.
Proverbs 2 [10.] For wisdom will enter into your heart.
Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you,
to deliver you from the way of evil,
from the men who speak perverse things;
who forsake the paths of uprightness,
to walk in the ways of darkness;
who rejoice to do evil,
and delight in the perverseness of evil;
a. Proverbs 2:5 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).