Proverbs 4:4
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prosperity of the godless, far from being worthy of envy, has as its reverse side the curse:

The curse of Jahve is in the house of the godless,

And the dwelling of the just He blesseth.

מארה (a curse), like מסלּה (a highway, from סלל), is formed from ארר (cf. Arab. harr, detestari, abhorrere, a word-imitation of an interjection used in disagreeable experiences). The curse is not merely a deprivation of external goods which render life happy, and the blessing is not merely the fulness of external possessions; the central-point of the curse lies in continuous disquiet of conscience, and that of the blessing in the happy consciousness that God is with us, in soul-rest and peace which is certain of the grace and goodness of God. The poetic נוה (from נוה equals Arab. nwy, tetendit aliquo) signifies the place of settlement, and may be a word borrowed from a nomad life, since it denotes specially the pasture-ground; cf. Proverbs 24:15 (Fleischer). While the curse of God rests in the house of the wicked (vid., Khler on Zechariah 5:4), He blesses, on the contrary, the dwelling-place of the righteous. The lxx and Jerome read יברך, but יברך is more agreeable, since God continues to be the subject.

Proverbs 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

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He

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

1 Chronicles 22:11-16 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you...

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Ephesians 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice...

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

Let

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 forget the things which your eyes have seen...

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.

keep

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 you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;

Cross References
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Psalm 119:168
I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.

Proverbs 7:2
keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;

Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

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