Proverbs 23:12

Saying 12

12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Read Proverbs 23:12 Using Other Translations

Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.

What does Proverbs 23:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.


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