New Living Translation
Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.
King James Bible
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
World English Bible
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
Young's Literal Translation
Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
Proverbs 22:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:17 My knowledge - The knowledge of God, which I am here delivering.
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Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.
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