Proverbs 7:1
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English Standard Version
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you;

King James Bible
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

American Standard Version
My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, keep my words, and lay up my precepts with thee. Son,

English Revised Version
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thief and the adulterer are now placed in comparison with one another, in such a way that adultery is supposed to be a yet greater crime.

30 One does not treat the thief scornfully if he steals

     To satisfy his craving when he is hungry;

31 Being seized, he may restore sevenfold,

     Give up the whole wealth of his house.

For the most part 30a is explained: even when this is the case, one does not pass it over in the thief as a bagatelle. Ewald remarks: בּוּז ל stands here in its nearest signification of overlooking, whence first follows that of contemning. But this "nearest" signification is devised wholly in favour of this passage; - the interpretation, "they do not thus let the thief pass," is set aside by Sol 8:1, Sol 8:7; for by 31b, cf. Sol 8:7, and 34a, cf. Sol 8:6, it is proved that from Proverbs 6:30 on, reminiscences from the Canticles, which belong to the literature of the Chokma, find their way into the Mashal language of the author. Hitzig's correct supposition, that בּוּז ל always signifies positive contemning, does not necessitate the interrogative interpretation: "Does not one despise the thief if...?" Thus to be understood, the author ought to have written אף כי or גם כי. Michaelis rightly: furtum licet merito pro infami in republica habetur, tamen si cum adulterio comparatur, minus probrosum est. Regarding נפשׁ in the sense of appetite, and even throat and stomach, vid., Psychologie, p. 204. A second is, that the thief, if he is seized (but we regard ונמצא not as the hypoth. perf., but as the part. deprehensus), may make compensation for this crime. The fut. ישׁלּם thus to be understood as the potential lies near from this, that a sevenfold compensation of the thing stolen is unheard of in the Israelitish law; it knows only of a twofold, fourfold, fivefold restoration, Exodus 21:37; Exodus 22:1-3, Exodus 22:8 (cf. Saalschtz, Mos. Recht, p. 554ff.). This excess over that which the law rendered necessary leads into the region of free-will: he (the thief, by which we are now only to think of him whom bitter necessity has made such) may make compensation sevenfold, i.e., superabundantly; he may give up the whole possessions (vid., on הון at Proverbs 1:13) of his house, so as not merely to satisfy the law, but to appease him against whom he has done wrong, and again to gain for himself an honoured name. What is said in Proverbs 6:30 and Proverbs 6:31 is perfectly just. One does not contemn a man who is a thief through poverty, he is pitied; while the adulterer goes to ruin under all circumstances of contempt and scorn. And: theft may be made good, and that abundantly; but adultery and its consequences are irreparable.

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My son

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

keep

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him...

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me...

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein...

Revelation 22:9 Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets...

lay

Proverbs 2:1-7 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Proverbs 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

Deuteronomy 11:28 And a curse, if you will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day...

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

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

Proverbs 4:21
Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 6:35
He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

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