Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
1. Man is subject to error. To error in speech, to error in practice, to error in judgment. Man by nature can do nothing else but err. All his goings are goings astray, and all his knowledge is bottomed upon an heap of false principles. All his works (by nature) are errata, and the whole edition of his life a continued mistake.
2. That man is in a fair way to truth, who acknowledgeth he may err.
3. An error strictly and properly taken is that which we hold or do out of bare ignorance of the truth.
4. That an erring brother or friend must not be importuned barely to leave his error, but he must be made to understand his error.
Parallel VersesKJV: Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.