Proverbs 8:33
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New International Version
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.

King James Bible
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Darby Bible Translation
hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.

World English Bible
Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now therefore - Since I delight so much in conveying instruction; since I have the happiness of the children of Adam so much at heart, hearken unto me; and this is for your own interest, for blessed are they who keep my ways.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hear

Proverbs 1:2,3,8 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding...

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding:

Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...

Romans 10:16,17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report...

refuse

Proverbs 1:21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying,

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me...

Acts 7:35-37 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge...

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

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Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Proverbs 4:1
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

Proverbs 15:32
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

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