Proverbs 3:21
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New International Version
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;

King James Bible
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Darby Bible Translation
My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion:

World English Bible
My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Young's Literal Translation
My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let not them depart from thine eyes - Never forget that God, who is the author of nature, directs and governs it in all things; for it is no self-determining agent.

Keep sound wisdom and discretion - תושיה ומזמה tushiyah umezimmah. We have met with both these words before. Tushiyah is the essence or substance of a thing; mezimmah is the resolution or purpose formed in reference to something good or excellent. To acknowledge God as the author of all good, is the tushiyah, the essence, of a godly man's creed; to resolve to act according to the directions of his wisdom, is the mezimmah, the religious purpose, that will bring good to ourselves and glory to God. These bring life to the soul, and are ornamental to the man who acts in this way, Proverbs 3:22.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen...

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;

John 15:6,7 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire...

Hebrews 2:1-3 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip...

1 John 2:24,27 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning...

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Proverbs 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Deuteronomy 32:46,47 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day...

Library
March 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Twenty-Eighth Pleasantness and Peace
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." --PROVERBS iii. 13-26. In the ways of the Lord I shall have feasts of "pleasantness." But not always at the beginning of the ways. Sometimes my faith is called upon to take a very unattractive road, and nothing welcomes me of fascination and delight. But here is a law of the spiritual life. The exercised faith intensifies my spiritual senses, and hidden things become manifest to my soul--hidden beauties, hidden sounds, hidden scents!
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Hebrews 2:1
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

Proverbs 1:4
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--

Proverbs 4:21
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;

Proverbs 5:2
that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.

Proverbs 18:1
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

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