Proverbs 22:17-21 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written for you thirty sayings of admonition and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 to show you what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you? 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?