Proverbs 22:17

“Bow downe thine eare, and heare the words of the wise, and apply thine heart vnto my knowledge.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
- King James Version

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your ear be bent down for hearing my words, and let your heart give thought to knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
- Darby Bible

Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.
- Webster's Bible

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
- World English Bible

Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:17


22:17 My knowledge - The knowledge of God, which I am here delivering.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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