|New International Version (© 2011)|
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
American Standard Version
Hear, my'sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:
Young's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
Proverbs 4:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear, ye children - Come, my pupils, and hear how a father instructed his child. Such as I received from my father I give to you, and they were the teachings of a wise and affectionate parent to his only son, a peculiar object of his regards, and also those of a fond mother.
He introduces the subject thus, to show that the teaching he received, and which he was about to give them, was the most excellent of its kind. By this he ensured their attention, and made his way to their heart. Teaching by precept is good; teaching by example is better; but teaching both by precept and example is best of all.
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Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...
Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding:
Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:
Proverbs 8:32-36 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways...
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.
Proverbs 22:17 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
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Psalm 34:11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Proverbs 1:2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;
Proverbs 1:8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Proverbs 2:2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding--
Proverbs 8:33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
Jeremiah 35:8 We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine