New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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 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
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
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