Proverbs 1:3
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English Standard Version
to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

King James Bible
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

American Standard Version
To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;

Douay-Rheims Bible
and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity:

English Revised Version
To receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness and judgment and equity;

Webster's Bible Translation
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Synagogue reckons up thirteen divine attributes according to ex. Psa 34:6. (שׁלשׁ עשׂרה מדּות), to which, according to an observation of Kimchi, correspond the thirteen הלּל of this Psalm. It is, however, more probable that in the mind of the poet the tenfold halaluw encompassed by Hallelujah's is significative; for ten is the number of rounding off, completeness, exclusiveness, and of the extreme of exhaustibleness. The local definitions in Psalm 150:1 are related attributively to God, and designate that which is heavenly, belonging to the other world, as an object of praise. קדשוּ (the possible local meaning of which is proved by the קדשׁ and קדשׁ קדשׁים of the Tabernacle and of the Temple) is in this passage the heavenly היכל; and רקיע עזּו is the firmament spread out by God's omnipotence and testifying of God's omnipotence (Psalm 68:35), not according to its front side, which is turned towards the earth, but according to the reverse or inner side, which is turned towards the celestial world, and which marks it off from the earthly world. The third and fourth hălalu give as the object of the praise that which is at the same time the ground of the praise: the tokens of His גּבוּרה, i.e., of His all-subduing strength, and the plenitude of His greatness (גּדלו equals גּדלו), i.e., His absolute, infinite greatness. The fifth and sixth hălalu bring into the concert in praise of God the ram's horn, שׁופר, the name of which came to be improperly used as the name also of the metallic חצצרה (vid., on Psalm 81:4), and the two kinds of stringed instruments (vid., Psalm 33:2), viz., the nabla (i.e., the harp and lyre) and the kinnor (the cithern), the ψαλτήριον and the κιθάρα (κινύρα). The seventh hălalu invites to the festive dance, of which the chief instrumental accompaniment is the תּף (Arabic duff, Spanish adufe, derived from the Moorish) or tambourine. The eighth hălalu brings on the stringed instruments in their widest compass, מנּים (cf. Psalm 45:9) from מן, Syriac menı̂n, and the shepherd's pipe, עגב (with the Gimel raphe equals עוּגב); and the ninth and tenth, the two kinds of castanets (צלצלי, construct form of צלצלים, singular צלצל), viz., the smaller clear-sounding, and the larger deeper-toned, more noisy kinds (cf. κύμβαλον ἀλαλάζον, 1 Corinthians 13:1), as צלצלי שׁמע (pausal form of שׁמע equals שׁמע, like סתר in Deuteronomy 27:15, and frequently, from סתר equals סתר) and צלצלי תרוּעה are, with Schlultens, Pfeifer, Burk, Kster, and others, to be distinguished.

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receive

Proverbs 2:1,9 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Proverbs 8:10,11 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold...

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

equity

1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king...

Cross References
Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

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