New American Standard Bible
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
King James Bible
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
World English Bible
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.
Proverbs 4:5 Parallel
LibraryKeeping and Kept
'Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.'--PROVERBS iv. 23. 'Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.'--1 PETER 1. 5. The former of these texts imposes a stringent duty, the latter promises divine help to perform it. The relation between them is that between the Law and the Gospel. The Law commands, the Gospel gives power to obey. The Law pays no attention to man's weakness, and points no finger to the source of strength. Its office is to set clearly …
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My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
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How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
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