My son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart, for they are life unto those that find them and heath to all their flesh.
(Young’s) For life they [are] to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.
(Knox) Let a man master them, they will bring life and healing to his whole being.
(Leeser) and to all his body a healing.
(Rotherham) to every part of one’s flesh they bring healing.
(Message) Learn It by Heart: Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.
(Living) Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning.
Attend: to prick up the ears like an animal does.
Incline: to spread out, to pitch a tent.
Keep: treasure up
Health: curative, cure, medicine, healing, profit, remedy, refreshing, wholesome, deliverance, sound mind.