Proverbs 5:1
New International Version
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight,

New Living Translation
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.

English Standard Version
My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,

Berean Study Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; incline your ear to my insight,

King James Bible
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

New King James Version
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding,

New American Standard Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding,

NASB 1995
My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

NASB 1977
My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Amplified Bible
My son, be attentive to my wisdom [godly wisdom learned by costly experience], Incline your ear to my understanding;

Christian Standard Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen closely to my understanding

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen closely to my understanding

American Standard Version
My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My son, give ear to my wisdom and incline your ear to my sayings

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My son, attend to my wisdom, and apply thine ear to my words;

Contemporary English Version
My son, if you listen closely to my wisdom and good sense,

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, attend to my wisdom, and incline thy ear to my prudence.

English Revised Version
My son, attend unto my wisdom; incline thine ear to my understanding:

Good News Translation
My child, pay attention and listen to my wisdom and insight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Open your ears to my understanding

International Standard Version
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, and listen closely to my insight,

JPS Tanakh 1917
My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding;

Literal Standard Version
My son! Give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding,

NET Bible
My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

New Heart English Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

World English Bible
My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

Young's Literal Translation
My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Avoiding Immorality
1My son, pay attention to my wisdom; incline your ear to my insight, 2that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.…

Cross References
Proverbs 4:20
My son, pay attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise--apply your mind to my knowledge--


Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 22:17
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

James 1:19
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:









Verses 1-23. - 8. Eighth admonitory discourse. Warning against adultery, and commendation of marriage. The teacher, in this discourse, recurs to a subject which he has glanced at before in Proverbs 2:15-19, and which he again treats of in the latter part of the sixth and in the whole of the seventh chapters. This constant recurrence to the same subject, repulsive on account of its associations, shows, however, the importance which it had in the teacher's estimation as a ground of warning, and that he ranked it among the foremost of the temptations and sins which called the young off from the pursuit of Wisdom, and so led them astray from "the fear of the Lord." The vividness with which the ruin, bodily and moral, ensuing with absolute certainty on a life of vice, is described is a sufficient proof in itself that the subject before us is not brought forward from or for voluptuous motives, but for the purpose of conveying an impressive warning. Some commentators, e.g. Delitzsch, include the first six verses in the previous discourse; but the unity of the subject requires a different treatment. Zockler's reason against this arrangement, on the ground that the previous discourse was addressed to "tender youth," and thus to youth in a state of pupilage, while the one before us refers to more advanced age - to the married man - may be true, but is not the true ground for incorporating them in the present discourse. The unity of the subject requires that they should be taken with the central and didactic part of the discourse, as being in a sense introductory to it. The discourse divides itself into three sections.

(1) The earnest appeal to attention because of the counter-attraction in the blandishments of the harlot, which, however, in the end, are bitter as wormwood and sharp as a two-edged sword (vers. 1-6).

(2) The main or didactic section (vers. 7-20), embracing

(a) warnings against adulterous intercourse with "the strange woman" (vers. 7-14); . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My son,
בְּ֭נִי (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son

pay attention
הַקְשִׁ֑יבָה (haq·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

to my wisdom;
לְחָכְמָתִ֣י (lə·ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

incline
הַט־ (haṭ-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

your ear
אָזְנֶֽךָ׃ (’ā·zə·ne·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

to my understanding,
לִ֝תְבוּנָתִ֗י (liṯ·ḇū·nā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice


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