Proverbs 6:21

21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.

Proverbs 6:21 in Other Translations

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.
21 Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck.
21 Wrap yourself in them from head to foot; wear them like a scarf around your neck.
21 Always bind them to 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 and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 6:8; S Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 7:1-3
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