Psalm 34:11
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English Standard Version
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

King James Bible
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

American Standard Version
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, ye children, hearken to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 34:5-7) The poet now gives the reason for this praise by setting forth the deliverance he has experienced. He longed for God and took pains to find Him (such is the meaning of דּרשׁ in distinction from בּקּשׁ), and this striving, which took the form of prayer, did not remain without some actual answer (ענה is used of the being heard and the fulfilment as an answer to the petition of the praying one). The perfects, as also in Psalm 34:6, Psalm 34:7, describe facts, one of which did not take place without the other; whereas ויּענני would give them the relation of antecedent and consequent. In Psalm 34:6, his own personal experience is generalised into an experimental truth, expressed in the historical form: they look unto Him and brighten up, i.e., whosoever looketh unto Him (הבּיט אל of a look of intense yearning, eager for salvation, as in Numbers 21:9; Zechariah 12:10) brightens up. It is impracticable to make the ענוים from Psalm 34:3 the subject; it is an act and the experience that immediately accompanies it, that is expressed with an universal subject and in gnomical perfects. The verb נהר, here as in Isaiah 60:5, has the signification to shine, glitter (whence נהרה, light). Theodoret renders it: Ὁ μετὰ πίστεως τῷ θεῷ προσιὼν φωτὸς ἀκτῖνας δέχεται νοεροῦ, the gracious countenance of God is reflected on their faces; to the actus directus of fides supplex succeeds the actus reflexus of fides triumphans. It never comes to pass that their countenances must be covered with shame on account of disappointed hope: this shall not and cannot be, as the sympathetic force of אל implies. In all the three dialects חפר (חפר) has the signification of being ashamed and sacred; according to Gesenius and F׬rst (root פר) it proceeds from the primary signification of reddening, blushing; in reality, however, since it is to be combined, not with Arab. hmr, but with chmr (cf. Arab. kfr, כפר, Arab. gfr, gmr), it proceeds from the primary signification of covering, hiding, veiling (Arabic chafira, tachaffara, used of a woman, cf. chamara, to be ashamed, to blush, to be modest, used of both sexes), so that consequently the shame-covered countenance is contrasted with that which has a bright, bold, and free look. In Psalm 34:7, this general truth is again individualised. By זה עני (like זה סיני in Psalm 68:9) David points to himself. From the great peril in which he was placed at the court of the Philistines, from which God has rescued him, he turns his thoughts with gratitude and praise to all the deliverances which lie in the past.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Come

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 7:24 Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:17,32 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me...

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say...

Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk...

Matthew 18:2-4 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them...

Mark 10:14-16 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not...

John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me: and as I said to the Jews, Where I go, you cannot come...

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

I will

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 2:1-9 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Cross References
Genesis 49:2
"Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.

1 Samuel 12:23
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

Job 33:33
If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 66:16
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

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