Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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,

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Listen carefully and hear 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.

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

the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and apply
שׁית 
Shiyth 
Usage: 83

Context Readings

Words Of The Wise

16 He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want. 17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, if they be established together upon thy lips.


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Proverbs 1:3

to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness and justice and equity,

Proverbs 2:2-5

so as to incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding,

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my law, but let thy heart keep my commandments.

Proverbs 4:4-8

And he taught me, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 5:1-2

My son, attend to my wisdom. Incline thine ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 8:33-34

Hear instruction, and be wise, and do not refuse it.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I turned about, and my heart [was set] to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the reason [of things], and to know that wickedness is folly, and that foolishness is madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this I have seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun. [There is] a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is he who sees sleep with his eyes neither day nor night),

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear, and your soul shall live. And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the {faithful holy things (LXX/NT)} of David.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him.

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