New International Version
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
King James Bible
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Darby Bible Translation
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
World English Bible
My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching:
Young's Literal Translation
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
Proverbs 1:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My son, hear - Father was the title of preceptor, and son, that of disciple or scholar, among the Jews. But here the reference appears to be to the children of a family; the father and the mother have the principal charge, in the first instance, of their children's instruction. It is supposed that these parents have, themselves, the fear of the Lord, and that they are capable of giving the best counsel to their children, and that they set before them a strict example of all godly living. In vain do parents give good advice if their own conduct be not consistent. The father occasionally gives instruction; but he is not always in the family, many of those occupations which are necessary for the family support being carried on abroad. The mother - she is constantly within doors, and to her the regulation of the family belongs; therefore she has and gives laws. The wise man says in effect to every child, "Be obedient to thy mother within, and carefully attend to the instructions of thy father, that thou mayest the better see the reasons of obedience; and learn from him how thou art to get thy bread honestly in the world."
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'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
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A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.
My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine
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