New International Version
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
King James Bible
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
World English Bible
Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For their redeemer is mighty - גאלם goalam, their kinsman. The word means the person who has a right, being next in blood, to redeem a field or estate, alienated from the family, to avenge the blood of a murdered relative, by slaying the murderer; and to take to wife a brother's widow, who had died childless, in order to preserve the family. The strength here mentioned refers to the justness of his claim, the extent of his influence, and the powerful abettors of such a cause. But in reference to the orphans here mentioned, they having no kinsman, God takes up, vindicates, and avenges their cause.
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
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for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
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