Proverbs 4:1
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New Living Translation
My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,

King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;

World English Bible
Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.

Proverbs 4:1 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:1 A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and affection for you.

Proverbs 4:1 Parallel Commentaries

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The Great Reservoir
A sermon (No. 179) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 21, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens, by C. H. Spurgeon. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."--Proverbs 4:23. If I should vainly attempt to fashion my discourse after lofty models, I should this morning compare the human heart to the ancient city of Thebes, out of whose hundred gates multitudes of warriors were wont to march. As was the city, such were her armies, as was her inward strength,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Eyes Right
A sermon (No. 2058) by C. H. Spurgeon "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee."----Proverbs 4:25. These words occur in a passage wherein the wise man exhorts us to take care of all parts of our nature, which he indicates by members of the body. "Keep thy heart," says he "with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Aggravated Guilt of Him who Delivered Christ to Pilate.
"Then saith Pilate unto him, 'Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?' Jesus answered, 'Thou couldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above: Therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.'" Judea was conquered by the Romans and reduced to a province of their empire, before Christ suffered for the sins of men. When the Jews conspired his death, Pilate was governor of that province. The
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

The Great Reservoir
You have seen the great reservoirs provided by our water companies, in which the water which is to supply hundreds of streets and thousands of houses is kept. Now, the heart is just the reservoir of man, and our life is allowed to flow in its proper season. That life may flow through different pipes--the mouth, the hand, the eye; but still all the issues of hand, of eye, of lip, derive their source from the great fountain and central reservoir, the heart; and hence there is no difficulty in showing
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Cross References
Psalm 34:11
Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the LORD.

Proverbs 1:2
Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.

Proverbs 1:8
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don't neglect your mother's instruction.

Proverbs 2:2
Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.

Proverbs 8:33
Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it.

Proverbs 19:20
Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.

Jeremiah 35:8
So we have obeyed him in all these things. We have never had a drink of wine to this day, nor have our wives, our sons, or our daughters.

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