Proverbs 6:21

21 Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck.

Proverbs 6:21 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:21

Bind them continually upon thine heart
Not upon the head or arm, as the words of the law were to be bound, ( Deuteronomy 6:3 ) ; to which there seems to be an allusion; and which may confirm the sense of the words given, that this respects the law of God itself, and the precepts of it, instructed in by parents; but they should be bound upon the heart, and have an abiding place in the understanding, affections, memory, and will; [and] tie them about thy neck;
as an ornament, instead of a necklace of pearl, or chains of gold; they should be so far from being thought burdensome and troublesome, that they should be reckoned comely and graceful; see ( Proverbs 1:9 ) ( Proverbs 3:3 Proverbs 3:22 ) .

Proverbs 6:21 In-Context

19 a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.
20 My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
21 Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you.
23 For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.
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