Listen, my child, 1 and accept my words, so that 2 the years of your life will be many. 3
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.
My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life.
Dear friend, take my advice; it will add years to your life.
Give ear, O my son, and let your heart be open to my sayings; and long life will be yours.
Hear, my child, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
O my son
and the years
of thy life
shall be many
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, my child
, and accept
, so that the years
of your life
will be many.
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1 tn Heb “my son” (likewise in v. 20).
2 tn The vav prefixed to the imperfect verb follows an imperative; this volitive sequence depicts purpose/result.
3 tn Heb “and the years of life will be many for you.”