Words of the Wise

17 Listen closely,a pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.
18 For it is pleasing if you keep them within youb and ifc they are constantly on your lips.
19 I have instructed you today-even you- so that your confidence may be in the Lord.
20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayingsd about counsel and knowledge,
21 in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable reporte to those who sent you?f