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Proverbs 2:2-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

making your ear attentive to wisdom
    and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
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;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

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Proverbs 2:2-7 New International Version (NIV)

turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
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.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

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Proverbs 2:2-7 King James Version (KJV)

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

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.

He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 3:5 English Standard Version (ESV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.

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Proverbs 3:5 New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

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Proverbs 3:5 King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 14:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
    but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

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Proverbs 14:6 New International Version (NIV)

The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
    but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

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Proverbs 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Proverbs 14:29 English Standard Version (ESV)

29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
    but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

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Proverbs 14:29 New International Version (NIV)

29 Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

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Proverbs 14:29 King James Version (KJV)

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 14:33 English Standard Version (ESV)

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding,
    but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 14:33 Or Wisdom rests quietly in the heart of a man of understanding, but makes itself known in the midst of fools
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Proverbs 14:33 New International Version (NIV)

33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning
    and even among fools she lets herself be known.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 14:33 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac discerning / but in the heart of fools she is not known
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Proverbs 14:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

Proverbs 15:32 English Standard Version (ESV)

32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
    but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

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Proverbs 15:32 New International Version (NIV)

32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

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Proverbs 15:32 King James Version (KJV)

32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Proverbs 16:21 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 The wise of heart is called discerning,
    and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

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Proverbs 16:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
    and gracious words promote instruction.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 16:21 Or words make a person persuasive
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Proverbs 16:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 17:10 English Standard Version (ESV)

10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
    than a hundred blows into a fool.

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Proverbs 17:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person
    more than a hundred lashes a fool.

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Proverbs 17:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.