Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

King James Version

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

Holman Bible

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.

International Standard Version

Pay attention and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my teaching,

A Conservative Version

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

American Standard Version

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

Amplified

Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;

Bible in Basic English

Let your ear be bent down for hearing my words, and let your heart give thought to knowledge.

Darby Translation

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Bow down thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

Incline thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and thou shalt set thy heart to my knowledge.

King James 2000

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise; you shall apply your heart to my teaching.

Modern King James verseion

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My son, bow down thine ear, and hearken unto the words of wisdom, apply thy mind unto my doctrine -

NET Bible

Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction.

New Heart English Bible

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

The Emphasized Bible

Incline thine ear and hear the words of wise men, then, thy heart, wilt thou apply to my teaching;

Webster

Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

World English Bible

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Youngs Literal Translation

Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

and hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and apply
שׁית 
Shiyth 
set , made , lay , put , appoint , regard ,
Usage: 83

Images Proverbs 22:17

Context Readings

Words Of The Wise

16 He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. 17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.


Cross References

Proverbs 23:12

Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Proverbs 1:3

To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;

Proverbs 2:2-5

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 4:4-8

Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Proverbs 5:1-2

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 8:33-34

"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

Isaiah 55:3

"Incline your ear and come to Me Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"



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