Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
Proverbs 22:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bow down thine ear - From this to the end of Proverbs 22:21 are contained, not proverbs, but directions how to profit by that which wisdom has already delivered; the nature of the instruction, and the end for which it was given.
I shall give a paraphrase of this very important passage: -
I. Solomon addresses his pupils on the use of his past teachings. See on Proverbs 22:6 (note).
1. The wise man speaks; and all his words, not merely his sentiments, are to be carefully heard.
2. He speaks knowledge - gives doctrines true in themselves, and confirmed by observation and experience.
3. These are to be heard with humility and deep attention: "Bow down thine ear."
4. They must not only be heard, but meditated and pondered: "Apply thine heart to my knowledge."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 2:2-5 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding...
Proverbs 5:1,2 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding...
Proverbs 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:
Proverbs 4:4-8 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live...
Proverbs 8:33,34 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not...
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...
Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...
Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly...
Ecclesiastes 8:9,16 All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun...
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