Proverbs 4:23
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English Standard Version
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

King James Bible
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

American Standard Version
Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With all watchfulness keep thy heart, because life issueth out from it.

English Revised Version
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Webster's Bible Translation
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The second כּי introduces the reason of their bodily welfare being conditioned by evil-doing. If the poet meant: they live on bread which consists in wickedness, i.e., on wickedness as their bread, then in the parallel sentence he should have used the word חמס; the genitives are meant of the means of acquisition: they live on unrighteous gain, on bread and wine which they procure by wickedness and by all manner of violence or injustice. On the etymon of חמס (Arab. ḥamas, durum, asperum, vehementem esse), vid., Schultens; the plur. חמסים belongs to a more recent epoch (vid., under 2 Samuel 22:49 and Psalm 18:49). The change in the tense represents the idea that they having eaten such bread, set forth such wine, and therewith wash it down.

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Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Proverbs 23:19 Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen...

Psalm 139:23,24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Mark 14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

with all diligence

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Proverbs 3:21 My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches.

Proverbs 13:3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

for

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders...

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...

Cross References
Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 15:18
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Mark 7:21
For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Luke 6:45
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Deuteronomy 4:9
"Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children--

2 Kings 10:31
But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel to sin.

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