Proverbs 23:12

Saying 12

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

Proverbs 23:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
ESV
12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
NLT
12 Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.
MSG
12 Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.
CSB
12 Apply yourself to instruction and listen to words of 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 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.
12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
14 Punish them with the rod and save them from death.

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