Proverbs 2:1
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My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,

King James Bible
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Darby Bible Translation
My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,

World English Bible
My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;

Young's Literal Translation
My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My son - Here the tutor still continues to instruct his disciple.

Hide my commandments with theel Treasure them up in thy heart, and then act from them through the medium of thy affections. He who has the rule of his duty only in his Bible and in his head, is not likely to be a steady, consistent character; his heart is not engaged, and his obedience, in any case, can be only forced, or done from a sense of duty: it is not the obedience of a loving, dutiful child, to an affectionate father. But he who has the word of God in his heart, works from his heart; his heart goes with him in all things, and he delights to do the will of his heavenly Father, because his law is in his heart. See Proverbs 3:3.

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Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings...

Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually on your heart, and tie them about your neck.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides...

Luke 2:19,51 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart...

Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Proverbs 1:3
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

Proverbs 4:10
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.

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