Proverbs 4:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Hear,שִׁמְע֣וּ
(shim·'u)
8085: to heara prim. root
[O] sons,בָ֭נִים
(va·nim)
1121: sona prim. root
the instructionמ֣וּסַר
(mu·sar)
4148: discipline, chastening, correctionfrom yasar
of a father,אָ֑ב
(av;)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
And give attentionוְ֝הַקְשִׁ֗יבוּ
(ve·hak·shi·vu)
7181: to incline (ears), attenda prim. root
that you may gainלָדַ֥עַת
(la·da·'at)
3045: to knowa prim. root
understanding,בִּינָֽה׃
(bi·nah.)
998: an understandingfrom bin







KJV Lexicon
Hear
shama`  (shaw-mah')
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
ye children
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
the instruction
muwcar  (moo-sawr')
chastisement; figuratively, reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint -- bond, chastening (-eth), chastisement, check, correction, discipline, doctrine, instruction, rebuke.
of a father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
and attend
qashab  (kaw-shab')
to prick up the ears, i.e. hearken -- attend, (cause to) hear(-ken), give heed, incline, mark (well), regard.
to know
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
understanding
biynah  (bee-naw')
understanding -- knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understanding, wisdom.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father's discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

International Standard Version
Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

NET Bible
Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, children, the instruction of a father, and listen to knowledge and understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sons, listen to [your] father's discipline, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
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