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Proverbs 22:20

    Proverbs 22:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have I not put in writing for you thirty sayings, with wise suggestions and knowledge,

    Webster's Revision

    Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

    World English Bible

    Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Have not I written unto thee excellent things of counsels and knowledge;

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:20

    Excellent things - A meaning of the word derived from "the third," i. e., "the chief of three warriors in a chariot" (compare Exodus 14:7 note). Another reading of the Hebrew text gives "Have I not written to thee long ago?" and this would form a natural antithesis to "this day" of Proverbs 22:19. The rendering of the Septuagint is: "write them for thyself three times;" that of the Vulgate, "I have written it (i. e., my counsel) In threefold form;" the "three times" or "threefold form" being referred either to the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, or to the division of the Old Testament into the Law, the prophets, and the Hagiographa.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 22:20

    22:20 In counsels and knowledge - In counsels which proceed from found knowledge.