New American Standard Bible
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
King James Bible
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of an intelligent man getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
World English Bible
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
With the wise and prudent there is no loss of time. "Heart" and "ear" - the mind working within, or gathering from without materials for its thought - are, through this channel or that, ever gaining knowledge.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
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