1 tn Or “when” (so NIV).
2 tn Heb “keep them,” referring to the words of the wise expressed in these sayings. The referent has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn The term “and” does not appear in the Hebrew but is supplied in the translation.
4 sn If the teachings are preserved in the heart/mind of the disciple, then that individual will always be ready to speak what was retained.
5 tn Heb “to cause you to know the truth of words of truth” (NASB similar).
6 tn Heb “to return true words”; NAB “a dependable report”; NIV “sound answers.”