New International Version
that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
King James Bible
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
that thou mayest keep reflection, and that thy lips may preserve knowledge.
World English Bible
that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
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Attend unto my wisdom - Take the following lessons from my own experience.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Cords of Sin
'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
"For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.
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