Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and thou apply thy heart to understanding;
My son, attend unto my wisdom, incline thine ear to my understanding;
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.
And he said to them, For this reason every scribe discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.
Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.