New International Version
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
King James Bible
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Darby Bible Translation
My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
World English Bible
My son, give me your heart; and let your eyes keep in my ways.
Young's Literal Translation
Give, my son, thy heart to me, And let thine eyes watch my ways.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My son, give me thine heart - This is the speech of God to every human soul; give thy affections to God, so as to love him with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength.
And let thine eyes observe my ways - Be obedient to me in all things. My son, thou believest that I Am, and that I Am the Fountain of all good. Give me thy heart; it is I alone who can make thee happy. Observe my ways - follow me; do what is right in my sight. This exhortation contains three words: Believe, Love, Obey! This is the sum of God's counsels to every child of man.
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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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but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.
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