New International Version
Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:
King James Bible
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely there is an end - יש אחרית yesh acharith, there is another life; "and thy expectation" of the enjoyment of a blessed immortality "shall not be cut off." The Old MS. Bible reads thus: For thou schalt hab hop in the last: and thin abiiding schal not ben taken awei. "For the ende is not yet come; and thy patient abydinge shal not be in vayne." - Coverdale.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the way or 'in the right way'
LibraryA Condensed Guide for Life
'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight."
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