Proverbs 22:17
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New American Standard Bible
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

King James Bible
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This is the commencement of a new and entirely distinct section, opening, after the fashion of Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 3:21; Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 7:1; with a general exhortation Proverbs 22:17-21 and passing on to special precepts. The "words of the wise" may be a title to the section: compare Proverbs 24:23. The general characteristics of this section appear to be

(1) a less close attention to the laws of parallelism, and

(2) a tendency to longer and more complicated sentences. Compare the Introduction to Proverbs.

Proverbs 22:17 Parallel Commentaries

The Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions.
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
He accuses Abaelard for preferring his own opinions and even fancies to the unanimous consent of the Fathers, especially where he declares that Christ did not become incarnate in order to save man from the power of the devil. 11. I find in a book of his sentences, and also in an exposition of his of the Epistle to the Romans, that this rash inquirer into the Divine Majesty attacks the mystery of our Redemption. He admits in the very beginning of his disputation that there has never been but one conclusion
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 2:2
Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 5:1
My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 24:23
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.

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