Proverbs 23:19
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New International Version
Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:

New Living Translation
My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.

English Standard Version
Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way.

New American Standard Bible
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

King James Bible
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my son, and be wise; keep your mind on the right course.

International Standard Version
Listen, my son, and be wise, commit yourself to live God's way.

NET Bible
Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, my son, and be wise, and set up my doctrine in your heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, listen, be wise, and keep your mind going in the right direction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way.

New American Standard 1977
Listen, my son, and be wise,
            And direct your heart in the way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and straighten thy heart in the way.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

American King James Version
Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

American Standard Version
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear thou, my son, and be wise: and guide thy mind in the way.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way.

English Revised Version
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the way.

World English Bible
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path!

Young's Literal Translation
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
18Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. 19Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. 20Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:9
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

Proverbs 4:23
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 9:6
"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding."
Treasury of Scripture

Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

and guide

Proverbs 23:12,26 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge…

Proverbs 4:10-23 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life …

in the way or 'in the right way'

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