Proverbs 8:32
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

New Living Translation
"And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.

English Standard Version
“And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways.

New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

King James Bible
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, my sons, listen to me; those who keep my ways are happy.

International Standard Version
"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me.

NET Bible
"So now, children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

New Heart English Bible
"Now therefore, son, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, children, hear me: Blessed is he who keeps my ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now, sons, listen to me. Blessed are those who follow my ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, ye children, hearken unto me; For happy are they that keep my ways.

New American Standard 1977
“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,
            For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

American King James Version
Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways:

English Revised Version
Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

World English Bible
"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
31Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men. 32"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. 33"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.…
Cross References
Luke 11:28
But He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

2 Samuel 22:22
"For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not acted wickedly against my God.

Job 28:22
"Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'

Psalm 18:21
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

Psalm 119:1
Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 119:2
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Psalm 128:1
A Song of Ascents. How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.

Proverbs 3:13
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 5:7
Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:24
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

for

Psalm 1:1-4 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 119:1,2 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD…

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

(32) Now therefore hearken--i.e., now that ye know how great my power is, and what love I have to you, in that I rejoice in you, and call you my sons. (Comp. 1John 3:1.)

Verses 32-36. - Wisdom renews the exhortation before given (Proverbs 5:7; Proverbs 7:20, but now on higher, and not merely moral or social grounds. She deduces, from her Divine origin and her care for man, the lesson that she is to be sought and prized and obeyed above all things. Verse 32. - Now therefore - having regard. to what I have revealed of myself - hearken unto me, O ye children; Septuagint, "Hear me, my son." Blessed are they that keep my ways. The expression is interjectional: "Blessings on the man! salvation to the man!" as in Proverbs 3:13. For the ways of Wisdom, see. ch. 3:17. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children,.... Children of his and his Father, with whom his delights were; predestinated to the adoption of children; children of the covenant and promise, given to him as such in the covenant; for whom he became man, suffered and died, to gather together regenerated ones, by which they appear to be the children of God: these Wisdom here addresses in the most affectionate manner; Christ, having finished the account and description of himself, reassumes his former exhortation, Proverbs 8:5; and enforces it by the several particulars in the above description. From the consideration of his wisdom, riches, eternity, nearness to God, and his delights with men, he exhorts them to "hearken" to him, to his voice in the Gospel, and to what he says there; such who see themselves lost and perishing, the hungry and thirsty, the naked and weary, the disconsolate and afflicted, the poor and indigent; and also to his voice in his precepts and commands, to embrace his doctrines, and submit to his ordinances;

for blessed are they that keep my ways; it is a happiness to be in the ways of Christ, to be kept in them, and to keep them; Christ has promised and does vouchsafe his presence in them; there is a pleasure enjoyed in observing them; and though not for keeping, yet in keeping Christ's commands, there is great reward, Psalm 19:11. 32-36. Such an attribute men are urged to seek.8:32-36 Surely we should hearken to Christ's voice with the readiness of children. Let us all be wise, and not refuse such mercy. Blessed are those who hear the Saviour's voice, and wait on him with daily reading, meditation, and prayer. The children of the world find time for vain amusements, without neglecting what they deem the one thing needful. Does it not show contempt of Wisdom's instructions, when people professing godliness, seek excuses for neglecting the means of grace? Christ is Wisdom, and he is Life to all believers; nor can we obtain God's favour, unless we find Christ, and are found in him. Those who offend Christ deceive themselves; sin is a wrong to the soul. Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges.
Jump to Previous
Blessed Children Ear Happy Hearken Ways
Jump to Next
Blessed Children Ear Happy Hearken Ways
Links
Proverbs 8:32 NIV
Proverbs 8:32 NLT
Proverbs 8:32 ESV
Proverbs 8:32 NASB
Proverbs 8:32 KJV

Proverbs 8:32 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 8:32 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 8:32 French Bible
Proverbs 8:32 German Bible

Alphabetical: are blessed For keep listen me my Now O sons then therefore they those to ways who

OT Poetry: Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore my sons listen to me (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 8:31
Top of Page
Top of Page