New American Standard Bible
Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
King James Bible
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
Darby Bible Translation
Have not I written to thee excellent things, in counsels and knowledge,
World English Bible
Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,
Young's Literal Translation
Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Excellent things - A meaning of the word derived from "the third," i. e., "the chief of three warriors in a chariot" (compare Exodus 14:7 note). Another reading of the Hebrew text gives "Have I not written to thee long ago?" and this would form a natural antithesis to "this day" of Proverbs 22:19. The rendering of the Septuagint is: "write them for thyself three times;" that of the Vulgate, "I have written it (i. e., my counsel) In threefold form;" the "three times" or "threefold form" being referred either to the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, or to the division of the Old Testament into the Law, the prophets, and the Hagiographa.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.
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