Proverbs 23:19

Saying 16

19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:

Proverbs 23:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
ESV
19 Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way.
NLT
19 My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.
MSG
19 Oh listen, dear child - become wise; point your life in the right direction
CSB
19 Listen, my son, and be wise; keep your mind on the right course.

Proverbs 23:19 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:19

Hear thou, my son, and be wise
Hear the instruction of a father, of the word of Wisdom, of the ministers of the Gospel, which is the way to be wise unto salvation; faith comes by hearing; spiritual wisdom, and an increase of it; the Spirit of God, and his gifts and graces; and guide thine heart in the way;
in the way of the Lord, in the way of wisdom and understanding, in the way of truth and faith, in the way of religious worship, in the way of the commandments and ordinances of the Lord; in all which the heart should be guided and directed, or otherwise it will be of no avail.

Proverbs 23:19 In-Context

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:
20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,
21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:9; Proverbs 28:7