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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 23:26


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 23:26

    My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

    World English Bible

    My son, give me your
    heart; and let your eyes keep in my ways.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 23:26

    My son, give me thy
    heart: and let thy eyes keep my ways.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    My son, give me thy
    heart, and let thy eyes observe my ways.

    Original Hebrew

    תנה
    5414 בני 1121 לבך 3820 לי  ועיניך 5869  דרכי 1870 תרצנה׃ 7521

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    VERSE (26) -
    :15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:26

    Dame, hijo mío, tu corazón, y miren tus ojos por mis caminos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 23:26

    Verse 26. My son, give me thine
    heart ] This is the speech of God to every human soul; give thy affections to God, so as to love him with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength.

    And let thine eyes observe my ways. ] Be obedient to me in all things. My son, thou believest that I AM, and that I AM the Fountain of all good.

    Give me thy heart; it is I alone who can make thee happy. Observe my ways-follow me; do what is right in my sight. This exhortation contains three words: BELIEVE LOVE, OBEY! This is the sum of God's counsels to every child of man.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 26. My son, give me thine heart , etc.] These words are not the words of Solomon to his son, for a greater than Solomon is here; besides, the claim and possession of the heart do not belong to a creature, but to God; but they are the words of Wisdom, or Christ, to everyone of his sons, the children the Father has given him in covenant; who are adopted through him, regenerated by his Spirit and grace, begotten by his word and ministers as instruments, and born and brought up in his church, and to whom he stands in the relation of the everlasting Father. The heart of a wicked man is little worth, and not worth having; Satan has the possession of it, and fills it, and influences and draws it at his pleasure; the world is set in it, and there is no room for any other; sensual lusts and pleasures, whoredom, wine, and new wine, take away the heart, ( Hosea 4:11); and it is to those this exhortation is opposed, as appears from the following verses; and the sense is, give not thine heart to women, nor to wine, but to me. Christ should have the hearts and affections of his people, and he only; he is to be loved with the whole heart, sincerely, and above all things else; and it is a good man’s heart he desires; a broken and a contrite heart is not despised by him, he binds it up; a heart purified by faith in his blood, a new heart and a new spirit, in which his laws are put and written; a heart to know him, fear him, love him, and believe in him: and as he requites the heart in the exercise of every grace, as faith, fear, and love; so in the performance of, every duty, which, without the heart, is of no avail; as in prayer, singing of praise, and hearing the word, and other religious services. And it is but reasonable service, that Christ should have the hearts of his children, since he stands in such near relations to them; as father, husband, friend, and brother; is all in all unto them; is so lovely a person himself, and has so loved them, and given himself, his life, his blood, his all, for them; and let thine eyes observe my ways ; the ways which Wisdom, or Christ, took in eternity and time, in order to bring about the salvation of his people; his steps in the covenant of grace, as their surety; his coming down from heaven to earth, to do the will of his Father; his going away from hence, by submitting to the accursed death of the cross, thereby making peace and reconciliation for sin; his ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God, where he ever lives to intercede for us; the various methods of his grace, in calling and visiting his people, supplying their wants, protecting their persons, and preserving them safe to his kingdom and glory: these should be observed, with attention and wonder, to the encouragement of faith, and for the magnifying of the riches of grace: also the ways which he prescribes and directs his children to walk in; as himself, who is the way to the Father, the way of life and salvation; the way of faith in him, the way of truth concerning hath; the way of holiness and righteousness he leads in; the ways of his commandments; the ways in which he himself walked; all which should be observed by the enlightened eyes of the understanding, and be imitated, and copied after, and walked in; respect should be had unto them all; they should be observed and kept, as they are directed to, and in faith and love, without depending on them.

    Some render the words, “let thine eyes run through my ways” f632 : take a thorough and exact view of them. There is a letter transposed in the word rendered “observe”, which occasions a different reading; “as is a man’s heart, so are his eyes”; if his heart is to Christ, his eyes will be in his ways; and, where Christ’s ways are not observed, the heart is not given to him.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 19-28 - The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have a earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godl parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. D not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in thi world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sin most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a sham to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be give to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.


    Original Hebrew

    תנה 5414 בני 1121 לבך 3820 לי  ועיניך 5869  דרכי 1870 תרצנה׃ 7521


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