Proverbs 4:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

New Living Translation
My father taught me, "Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live.

English Standard Version
he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.

New American Standard Bible
Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

King James Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he taught me and said:" Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live.

International Standard Version
he taught me and told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live!

NET Bible
he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he taught me and said to me, “Confirm my word in your heart; keep my commandments and live, and my law like the pupils of the eyes.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
they used to teach me and say to me, "Cling to my words wholeheartedly. Obey my commands so that you may live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he taught me, and said unto me: 'Let thy heart hold fast my words, Keep my commandments, and live;

New American Standard 1977
Then he taught me and said to me,
            “Let your heart hold fast my words;
            Keep my commandments and live;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He taught me and said unto me, Sustain thine heart with my words; keep my commandments, and live.

King James 2000 Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

American King James Version
He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

American Standard Version
And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.

Darby Bible Translation
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.

English Revised Version
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words; keep my commandments, and live:

Webster's Bible Translation
He taught me also, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

World English Bible
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Young's Literal Translation
And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.
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
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; 5Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Psalm 119:168
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You. Tav.

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 23:26
Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
Treasury of Scripture

He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

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Ephesians 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them …

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which …

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

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Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

Leviticus 18:3-5 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelled, shall …

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

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