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Listen to what is wise and try to understand it.
Contemporary English Version
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For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:
Proverbs 18:1 He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach.
Psalm 119:111,112 I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are the joy of my heart. . . .
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, the faithful mercies of David.
Matthew 13:9 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Psalm 22:17-21 They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared upon me. . . .
Psalm 25:12 Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen.
Psalm 90:12 Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I have surveyed all things with my mind, to know, and consider, and seek out wisdom and reason: and to know the wickedness of the fool, and the error of the imprudent:
Ecclesiastes 8:9,16 All these things I have considered, and applied my heart to all the works that are done under the sun. Sometimes one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. . . .
Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.
ContextThe Benefits of Wisdom
1That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know prudence. 2For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:3If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a treasure:…
If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a treasure:
I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.
Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy heart:
Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:
Additional Translationsif you incline your ear to wisdom and direct your heart to understanding,So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding;
thine ear shall hearken to wisdom; thou shalt also apply thine heart to understanding, and shalt apply it to the instruction of thy son.
so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
So that thou incline thy ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding;
So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
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