Proverbs 7:24
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New International Version
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.

New Living Translation
So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words.

English Standard Version
And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.

New American Standard Bible
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.

King James Bible
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, my sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.

International Standard Version
So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to what I have to say.

NET Bible
So now, sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words I speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, children, hear me and obey the words of my mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words from my mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
Hearken unto me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

American King James Version
Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

World English Bible
Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - The narrative ends here, and the author makes a practical exhortation deduced from it. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children. He began by addressing his words to one, "my son" (ver. 1); he here turns to the young generally, knowing how necessary is his warning to all strong in passion, weak in will, wanting in experience. The Septuagint has "my son," as in ver. 1.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children,.... The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions, read, in the singular number, "my son", in the same manner as the chapter begins; but it is in the plural number in the Hebrew text; and so read the Targum and Syriac version, "children", the children of Solomon; not only those of his own body, but all such that put themselves under his instruction, or were willing to take his advice: it may be extended to all the children of men, for all are interested herein; especially such who profess to be the children of God and of Christ, the followers of wisdom. This is the epilogue, or application of the above story. Since this is the case, that young men are in danger of being ensnared and brought to ruin by this harlot, therefore take the advice of the wisest of men, even of Wisdom herself;

and attend to the words of my mouth; the doctrines of Christ; the best preservative from the allurements of the whore of Rome.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. The inferential admonition is followed (Pr 7:26, 27), by a more general allegation of the evils of this vice.

Proverbs 7:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
23Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life. 24Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth. 25Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths.…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:7
Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.

Proverbs 8:32
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
Treasury of Scripture

Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

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Proverbs 4:1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know …

Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O you children, and depart not from the words …

Proverbs 8:32,33 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they …

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you…

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ …

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. …

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