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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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"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 …
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We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
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