Proverbs 4:5
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New International Version
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

New Living Translation
Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don't forget my words or turn away from them.

English Standard Version
Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

New American Standard Bible
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

King James Bible
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

International Standard Version
Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth!

NET Bible
Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Get wisdom and get understanding, and do not turn aside from the sayings of my mouth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Acquire wisdom. Acquire understanding. Do not forget. Do not turn away from the words that I have spoken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;

New American Standard 1977
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!
            Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither turn away from the words of my mouth.

American King James Version
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

American Standard Version
Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Get wisdom, get prudence: forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

English Revised Version
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth:

Webster's Bible Translation
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

World English Bible
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.
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
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. 6"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 4:7
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Treasury of Scripture

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

get wisdom

Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 2:2-4 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding…

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding…

Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding …

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing …

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles …

Proverbs 19:8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding …

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

neither

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked …

Job 23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Psalm 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;

Psalm 119:51,157 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined …

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