Proverbs 22:17-Proverbs 24:34 - Words Of The Wise

Proverbs 22:17-Proverbs 24:34 - Words Of The Wise

17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you. 20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, 21 To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?

22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate; 23 For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

24 Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, 25 Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.

26 Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts. 27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?

28 Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

1 When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you, 2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite. 3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. 5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; 7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. 8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

10 Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless, 11 For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.

12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.

13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. 14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.

15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; 16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. 18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. 20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him. 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.

26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways. 27 For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well. 28 Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 30 Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. 34 And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast. 35 "They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."

1 Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them; 2 For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

3 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; 4 And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.

5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. 6 For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.

7 Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.

8 One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer. 9 The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

10 If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited. 11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. 12 If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; 14 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place; 16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18 Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him.

19 Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

21 My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change, 22 For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?

23 These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good. 24 He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; 25 But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

26 He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

27 Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips. 29 Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

30 I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, 31 And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down. 32 When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. 33 "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest," 34 Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.

Proverbs 22:22-Proverbs 23:11 - Living With Your Neighbor

Proverbs 24:23-34 - More Sayings Of The Wise

Proverbs 26:1-28 - All About Fools

Proverbs 30:20-20 - About The Woman Who Commits Adultery

Proverbs 31:1-9 - The Oracle Of King Lemuel

Proverbs 22:17-Proverbs 24:34 - Words Of The Wise

Ecclesiastes 1:1-1 - Prologue

Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 - Is There Real Happiness In Life?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 - God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities

Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 - The Existence Of Oppression In The World Makes Human Existence Miserable

Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 - Powerful Bureaucrats Exploit The Helpless Poor

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attention

Definitions of attention

Noun

1

notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important.

he drew attention to three spelling mistakes

Synonyms:

awareness notice observation heed regard scrutiny surveillance

2

the action of dealing with or taking special care of someone or something.

the business needed her attention

Synonyms:

consideration contemplation deliberation thought study observation scrutiny investigation action care treatment ministration succor relief aid help assistance

3

a position assumed by a soldier, standing very straight with the heels together and the arms straight down the sides of the body.

the squadron stood to attention when we arrived

Examples of attention

They stood to attention in full Legion dress and led the small crowd in a moment's silent reflection.

Synonyms of attention

Noun

consideration awareness care overtures tending attending

Isaiah 28:23

Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.

Proverbs 16:20

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

Job 33:31

"Pay attention, O Job, listen to me; Keep silent, and let me speak.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 23:26

Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.

Galatians 6:4

But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.

Hebrews 2:1

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Proverbs 1:24

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

Mark 4:24

And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.

Job 33:14

"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.

2 Peter 1:19

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

Proverbs 27:23

Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;

Jeremiah 29:8

"For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.

Proverbs 5:1

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Isaiah 42:20

You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears.

Titus 1:14

not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Isaiah 34:1

Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.

Jeremiah 7:24

"Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Mark 12:14

They came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Philippians 2:4

do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Psalm 45:10

Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house;

Acts 6:4

"But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

3 John 1:10

For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.

1 Timothy 4:13

Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.

Psalm 66:19

But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

Proverbs 4:1

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

James 2:3

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"

Galatians 4:10

You observe days and months and seasons and years.

Job 7:17

"What is man that You magnify him, And that You are concerned about him,

Exodus 23:21

"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.

Proverbs 1:8

Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;

Matthew 24:1

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

Job 8:8

"Please inquire of past generations, And consider the things searched out by their fathers.

Topics on Attention

Attention Seekers

43;5;44

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

God Paid Attention To Me

19;61;5

For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.

God Paid Attention To Them

1;16;11

The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.

God Pays Attention

1;16;11

The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.

Pay Attention O God!

19;27;7

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.

Pay Attention To God!

5;6;4

"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!

Pay Attention To People!

2;18;19

"Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people's representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God,

Paying Attention To God

24;23;18

"But who has stood in the council of the LORD, That he should see and hear His word? Who has given heed to His word and listened?

Paying Attention To People

24;26;5

to listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you again and again, but you have not listened;

Will God Pay Attention?

12;19;4

'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"