Proverbs 4:3
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New International Version
For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.

New Living Translation
For I, too, was once my father's son, tenderly loved as my mother's only child.

English Standard Version
When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,

New American Standard Bible
When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,

King James Bible
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother,

International Standard Version
When I was a son to my father, not yet strong and an only son to my mother,

NET Bible
When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,

New Heart English Bible
For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I have been a delightful son to my father and an only child in the presence of my mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I was a boy [learning] from my father, when I was a tender and only child of my mother,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I was a son unto my father, Tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.

New American Standard 1977
When I was a son to my father,
            Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I was my father's son, tender and unique in the sight of my mother.

King James 2000 Bible
For I was my father's son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother.

American King James Version
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

American Standard Version
For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I also was my father's son, tender and as an only son in the sight of my mother:

Darby Bible Translation
For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.

English Revised Version
For I was a son unto my father, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

World English Bible
For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.

Young's Literal Translation
For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-13 We must look upon our teachers as our fathers: though instruction carry in it reproof and correction, bid it welcome. Solomon's parents loved him, therefore taught him. Wise and godly men, in every age of the world, and rank in society, agree that true wisdom consists in obedience, and is united to happiness. Get wisdom, take pains for it. Get the rule over thy corruptions; take more pains to get this than the wealth of this world. An interest in Christ's salvation is necessary. This wisdom is the one thing needful. A soul without true wisdom and grace is a dead soul. How poor, contemptible, and wretched are those, who, with all their wealth and power, die without getting understanding, without Christ, without hope, and without God! Let us give heed to the sayings of Him who has the words of eternal life. Thus our path will be plain before us: by taking, and keeping fast hold of instruction, we shall avoid being straitened or stumbling.
Study Bible
Listen to a Father's Instruction
2For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction. 3When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, 4Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:5
David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparation for it." So David made ample preparations before his death.

1 Chronicles 29:1
Then King David said to the entire assembly, "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, but for the LORD God.

Zechariah 12:10
"I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
Treasury of Scripture

For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

2 Samuel 12:24,25 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay …

1 Kings 1:13-17 Go and get you in to king David, and say to him, Did not you, my …

1 Chronicles 3:5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and …

1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house …

1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon …

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in …

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but …

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