My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Lev.18:5>Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. Prov.4:4> He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live Isa.55:3>Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Deut.32:10>He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, Prov.6:32>But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.