Bible: Proverbs 22:17-21

The Sayings of the Wise 1 

22:17 Incline your ear 2  and listen to the words of the wise,

and apply your heart to my instruction. 3 

22:18 For it is pleasing if 4  you keep these sayings 5  within you,

and 6  they are ready on your lips. 7 

22:19 So that 8  your confidence may be in the Lord,

I am making them known to you today 9 even you.

22:20 Have I not written thirty sayings 10  for you,

sayings 11  of counsel and knowledge,

22:21 to show you true and reliable words, 12 

so that you may give accurate answers 13  to those who sent you?

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