If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
Searchest for her as for hid treasures. -From the great insecurity of life and property in Eastern countries, the hiding of treasures in the earth has always been of frequent occurrence. It would often, no doubt, happen that the owner would die without disclosing the place of concealment to any one else, and the treasure thus be lost. Hunting after such hoards has in consequence been always of the keenest interest to Orientals, and as such furnishes the groundwork for one of our Lord`s parables (Matthew 13:44).
Pulpit CommentaryVerse 4. - If thou seekest, etc. The climax in the series of conditions is reached in this verse; and the imagery employed in both clauses indicates that the search after Wisdom is to be persevering , unrelaxing, and diligent, like the unremitting toil and labour with which men carry on mining operations. ( , bakash ) in the original is properly (piel), and is kindred to ( , khaphas ), which again is equivalent to ( , khaphar ), the Vulgate effodere , Compare the expression in Job 3:21, We trace in these verbs the idea in the mind of the teacher indicated above, which finds expression also in the object of the search, the silver, in its crude state, and the hidden treasures ( mats parable of the man who finds the hid treasure in the field, and, in the phraseology of St. Paul, who speaks of and of (Wardlaw). The language of the Proverbs would receive additional three from the circumstances of the reign of Solomon, the most splendid and prosperous era in the annals of the Jewish national history, in the means taken to secure the treasures of other and distant countries; the wealth and the riches of that reign (see 2 Chronicles 9:20-22) would help to bring out the idea of the superlative value of Wisdom. In no era of the Jewish national history was there such abundance of riches, such splendid prosperity, as in the reign of Solomon, whose ships of Tarshish brought (see 2 Chronicles 9:20-22), and this state of things would give point to the comparisons which the teacher uses in our text. Proverbs 2:4 CommentariesJump to PreviousHid Hidden Search Searchest Searching Seek Seekest Silver Stored-Up Treasure Treasures WealthJump to NextHid Hidden Search Searchest Searching Seek Seekest Silver Stored-Up Treasure Treasures WealthLinksProverbs 2:4 NIV Proverbs 2:4 NLT Proverbs 2:4 ESV Proverbs 2:4 NASB Proverbs 2:4 KJV Proverbs 2:4 Bible Apps Proverbs 2:4 Biblia Paralela Proverbs 2:4 Chinese Bible Proverbs 2:4 French Bible Proverbs 2:4 German Bible Alphabetical: and as for her hidden if it look search seek silver treasure treasures you OT Poetry: Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
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