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12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
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15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:
26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.
12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent[a] lips with an evil heart.
24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.
9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.[a]
14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless.
8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart.
10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure.My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil.
15 Then I said to myself,
“The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?”I said to myself, “This too is meaningless.”
20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun.