'Sayings' in the Bible
The wise sayings of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel.
For gaining wisdom and being instructed; for understanding insightful sayings;
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.
Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,
My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.
To preserve thee from a strange woman, From a stranger who hath made smooth her sayings.
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
In righteousness are all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse.
An abomination to Jehovah are thoughts of wickedness, And pure are sayings of pleasantness.
Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
He who spares his sayings knows knowledge, and a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Cease, my son, to hear instruction -- To err from sayings of knowledge.
For it is pleasing if you keep these sayings within you, and they are ready on your lips.
Haven't I written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge,
To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee.
Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.
These [sayings] also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment.