New International Version
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.
King James Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Darby Bible Translation
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.
World English Bible
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
Young's Literal Translation
And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He taught me also, and said - Open thy heart to receive my instructions - receive them with affection; when heard, retain and practice them; and thou shalt live - the great purpose of thy being brought into the world shall be accomplished in thee.
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'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is …
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I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
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