Proverbs 22:17
Good News Translation
Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said. Study their teachings,

Contemporary English Version
Here are some sayings of people with wisdom, so listen carefully as I teach.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:

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Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:

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Proverbs 2:2-5 For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence: . . .

Proverbs 5:1,2 That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman. . . .

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Proverbs 1:3 To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:1 For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.

Proverbs 4:4-8 Get wisdom, get prudence: forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth. . . .

Proverbs 8:33,34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. . . .

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 17:5 And as he was yet 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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Proverbs 23:12 Let thy heart apply itself to instruction and thy ears to words of knowledge.

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. . . .

Context
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
17Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:18Which shall be beautiful for thee, if thou keep it in thy bowels, and it shall flow in thy lips:…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:2
For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:

Proverbs 5:1
That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman.

Proverbs 24:23
These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.

Additional Translations
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise—apply your mind to my knowledge—Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

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

Incline thine ear to the words of wise men: hear also my word, and apply thine heart,

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

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

Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
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