KJV LexiconBow down
to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
broadness. i.e. (concrete) the ear (from its form in man) -- + advertise, audience, + displease, ear, hearing, + show.
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
of the wise
wise, (i.e. intelligent, skilful or artful) -- cunning (man), subtil, (un-), wise(hearted), man).
to place (in a very wide application) -- apply, appoint, array, bring, consider, lay (up), let alone, look, make, mark, put (on), + regard, set, shew, be stayed, take.
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect
unto my knowledge
knowledge -- cunning, (ig-)norantly, know(-ledge), (un-)awares (wittingly).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
King James Bible
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.
International Standard Version
Pay attention and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my teaching,
Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bend your ear and hear the words of the wise and apply your heart to knowledge.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open your ears, and hear the words of wise people, and set your mind on the knowledge I give you.
King James 2000 Bible
Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.
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