Proverbs 23:12

12 Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thine heart unto instruction
To the instruction of parents, and to the instruction of ministers of the word; to the Scriptures, which are profitable to instruction in righteousness; to the instruction of wisdom, or to the Gospel of Christ, which instructs in things relating to him, and to salvation by him: or, "bring in thine heart to instruction" F25; not only bring thy body to the place of instruction, the house of God, but bring thine heart thither also; and thine ears to the words of knowledge;
the doctrines of the Gospel, which are the means of the knowledge of God and Christ, and of all divine, spiritual, and heavenly tidings; and of a growth in the knowledge of them; and therefore should be diligently hearkened and cordially attended to.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (haybh) "adduc", Piscator; "vel fac ingredi", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus; "adduc et quasi praesens siste", Michaelis,

Proverbs 23:12 In-Context

10 Don't stealthily move back the boundary lines or cheat orphans out of their property,
11 For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them.
12 Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.
13 Don't be afraid to correct your young ones; a spanking won't kill them.
14 A good spanking, in fact, might save them from something worse than death