Proverbs 22:17-21 NIV

Sayings of the Wise

17 Pay attention1 and listen to the sayings of the wise;2 apply your heart to what I teach,3

References for Proverbs 22:17

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written thirtya sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,

References for Proverbs 22:20

    • b 22:20 - Or "not formerly written"; or "not written excellent"
      21 teaching you true and reliable words,4 so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?

      References for Proverbs 22:21