Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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

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 the poor to get gain for himself and he who gives to the rich -- "both will surely come to want. 17 Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.


Cross References

Proverbs 23:12

Apply your mind to instruction and correction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Psalm 90:12

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

Proverbs 1:3

Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity,

Proverbs 2:2-5

Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];

Proverbs 3:1

My son, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 4:4-8

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, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you],

Proverbs 8:33-34

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

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I turned about [penitent] and my heart was set to know and to search out and to seek [true] wisdom and the reason of things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [and what had led me into such wickedness and madness].

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this have I seen while applying my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his own hurt or to the other man's.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the business activity and the painful effort that take place upon the earth -- "how neither day nor night some men's eyes sleep -- "

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [ composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!

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