Proverbs 6:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

New Living Translation
My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's instruction.

English Standard Version
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

New American Standard Bible
My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

King James Bible
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My son, keep your father's command, and don't reject your mother's teaching.

International Standard Version
Keep your father's commands, my son, and never forsake your mother's rules,

NET Bible
My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep, my son, the commandment of your father and do not forget the law of your mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, obey the command of your father, and do not disregard the teachings of your mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

New American Standard 1977
My son, observe the commandment of your father,
            And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

Jubilee Bible 2000
My son, keep thy father's commandment and forsake not the law of thy mother:

King James 2000 Bible
My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

American King James Version
My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

American Standard Version
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Darby Bible Translation
My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

English Revised Version
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

World English Bible
My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.
Study Bible
Warnings against Adultery
19A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers. 20My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother; 21Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Proverbs 1:8
Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you.

Jeremiah 35:8
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,
Treasury of Scripture

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 1:8,9 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the …

Proverbs 7:1-4 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you…

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother …

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey …

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all …

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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