Proverbs 24:32

32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:

Proverbs 24:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
ESV
32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction.
NLT
32 Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson:
MSG
32 I took a long look and pondered what I saw; the fields preached me a sermon and I listened:
CSB
32 I saw, and took it to heart; I looked, and received instruction:

Proverbs 24:32 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 24:32

Then I saw, [and] considered it well
Or, "when I saw, I considered it well"; or "set my heart it" F26; when he saw as he passed along the field and the vineyard, he, considered who was the owner and proprietor of them; what a sluggish and foolish man he was, and what a ruinous condition his field and vineyard were in. I looked upon [it, and] received instruction;
looked at it again, and took a thorough view of it, and learned something from it; so great and wise a man as Solomon received instruction from the field and vineyard of the slothful and foolish man; learned to be wiser, and to be more diligent in cultivating his own field, and dressing his own vineyard: so from the view and consideration of the slothfulness and folly of unregenerate man, and of the state and condition of his soul, many lessons of instruction may be learned; as that there is no free will and wisdom in men with respect to that which is good; the ruinous state and condition of men, as being all overspread with sin and corruption, in all the powers and faculties of their souls; and that there is nothing in them agreeable to God, but all the reverse; also the necessity of divine grace to put them into a good state, and make them fruitful; moreover, the distinguishing grace of God, which makes others to differ from them; and likewise it is teaching and instructive to good men to use more diligence themselves in things relating to their spiritual good, and to the glory of God.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (ybl tyva ykna hzxaw) "quum ergo contemplatus essem, adjunxi animum meum", Mercerus; "cum intuerer, apposui cor meum", Gejerus; "cum igitur viderem ego, adponebam cor meum", Michaelis.

Proverbs 24:32 In-Context

30 I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;
31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.
32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—
34 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.