Precepts and Warnings

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:17

Commentary on Proverbs 22:17-21

(Read Proverbs 22:17-21)

To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty.