Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you.
Have I not written for you thirty sayings of admonition and knowledge,
to show you what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)