Pay attention1 and listen to the sayings of the wise;2 apply your heart to what I teach,3
References for Proverbs 22:17
for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
References for Proverbs 22:20
teaching you true and reliable words,4 so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
References for Proverbs 22:21