Proverbs 4:23
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New International Version
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

New Living Translation
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

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

New American Standard Bible
Watch over your heart with all diligence, 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

International Standard Version
Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life.

NET Bible
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep your heart with all caution because from it is the outgoing of life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Above all that thou guardest keep thy heart; For out of it are the issues of life.

New American Standard 1977
Watch over your heart with all diligence,
            For from it flow the springs of life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.

King James 2000 Bible
Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

American King James Version
Keep your 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.

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.

World English Bible
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.

Young's Literal Translation
Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it are the outgoings of life.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:14-27 The way of evil men may seem pleasant, and the nearest way to compass some end; but it is an evil way, and will end ill; if thou love thy God and thy soul, avoid it. It is not said, Keep at a due distance, but at a great distance; never think you can get far enough from it. The way of the righteous is light; Christ is their Way, and he is the Light. The saints will not be perfect till they reach heaven, but there they shall shine as the sun in his strength. The way of sin is as darkness. The way of the wicked is dark, therefore dangerous; they fall into sin, but know not how to avoid it. They fall into trouble, but never seek to know wherefore God contends with them, nor what will be in the end of it. This is the way we are bid to shun. Attentive hearing the word of God, is a good sign of a work of grace begun in the heart, and a good means of carrying it on. There is in the word of God a proper remedy for all diseases of the soul. Keep thy heart with all diligence. We must set a strict guard upon our souls; keep our hearts from doing hurt, and getting hurt. A good reason is given; because out of it are the issues of life. Above all, we should seek from the Lord Jesus that living water, the sanctifying Spirit, issuing forth unto everlasting life. Thus we shall be enabled to put away a froward mouth and perverse lips; our eyes will be turned from beholding vanity, looking straight forward, and walking by the rule of God's word, treading in the steps of our Lord and Master. Lord, forgive the past, and enable us to follow thee more closely for the time to come.
Study Bible
Listen to a Father's Instruction
22For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. 23Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. 24Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Matthew 15:18
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.

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

Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Deuteronomy 4:9
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

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 depart from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel sin.

Proverbs 23:19
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
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