Proverbs Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Proverbs Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Proverbs He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:. Proverbs A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. Matthew A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Read Proverbs 4:23 Using Other Translations
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But to accomplish this clear command to guard our hearts, we must first place Proverbs in context. Most times Proverbs is quoted in isolation. Many times in Proverbs this is not a problem because there are verses in this book of the Bible that are meant to stand alone. It seems to me, however, that Proverbs is placed in a passage of Scripture where the surrounding Bible verses do form a context that flow together. Proverbs state:. My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
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What does Proverbs mean? Some translations use the word "guard," A wise person realizes that temptation is real 1 Corinthians and takes appropriate precaution. This parallels statements made earlier, where Solomon advises his son to actively avoid evil, and those who practice it Proverbs — Scripture places a strong emphasis on the heart as the source of good or evil. Jeremiah says, "the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick.