Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.
For it is good to keep these sayings deep within yourself, always ready on your lips.
I am teaching you today -- yes, you -- so you will trust in the LORD.
I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge.
In this way, you may know the truth and bring an accurate report to those who sent you.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)