New American Standard Bible
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
King James Bible
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Come ye, children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I do teach you.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Come, ye children - From persons in general Psalm 34:8 - from the saints and the pious Psalm 34:9 - the psalmist now turns to children - to the young - that he may state to them the result of his own experience, and teach them from that experience how they may find happiness and prosperity. The original word here rendered "children" properly means "sons;" but there can be no doubt that the psalmist meant to address the young in general. There is no evidence that he especially designed what is here said for his own sons. The counsel seems to have been designed for all the young. I see no reason for supposing, as Rosenmuller, DeWette, and Prof. Alexander do, that the word is here used in the sense of "disciples, scholars, learners." That the word may have such a meaning, there can be no doubt; but it is much more in accordance with the scope of the psalm to regard the word as employed in its usual sense as denoting the young. It is thus a most interesting address from an aged and experienced man of God to those who are in the morning of life - suggesting to them the way by which they may make life prosperous and happy.
Hearken unto me - Attend to what I have to say, as the fruit of my experience and observation.
I will teach you the fear of the Lord - I will show you what constitutes the true fear of the Lord, or what is the nature of true religion. I will teach you how you may so fear and serve God as to enjoy his favor and obtain length of days upon the earth.
LibraryThe Encamping Angel
'The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.'--PSALM xxxiv. 7. If we accept the statement in the superscription of this psalm, it dates from one of the darkest hours in David's life. His fortunes were never lower than when he fled from Gath, the city of Goliath, to Adullam. He never appears in a less noble light than when he feigned madness to avert the dangers which he might well dread there. How unlike the terror and self-degradation of the man who 'scrabbled …
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"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.
1 Samuel 12:23
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
"If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
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