Proverbs 4:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

King James Bible
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Darby Bible Translation
for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law.

World English Bible
for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.

Young's Literal Translation
For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.

Proverbs 4:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hear, ye children - Come, my pupils, and hear how a father instructed his child. Such as I received from my father I give to you, and they were the teachings of a wise and affectionate parent to his only son, a peculiar object of his regards, and also those of a fond mother.

He introduces the subject thus, to show that the teaching he received, and which he was about to give them, was the most excellent of its kind. By this he ensured their attention, and made his way to their heart. Teaching by precept is good; teaching by example is better; but teaching both by precept and example is best of all.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

good

Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

,

Proverbs 22:20,21 Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge...

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

Job 33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Psalm 49:1-3 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world...

John 7:16,17 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me...

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers...

forsake

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...

2 Chronicles 7:19 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods...

Psalm 89:30-32 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments...

Library
Monotony and Crises
'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Two Paths
'Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. 14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16. For they sleep not,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
To Claudius in Spain [78] . Gregory to Claudius, &c. The renown of good deeds being fragrant after the manner of ointment, the odour of your glory has extended from the Western parts as far as here. Besprinkled by the sweetness of which breath of air, I declare that I greatly loved one whom I knew not, and within the bosom of my heart seized thee with the hand of love; nor did I love without already knowing him to be one whose good qualities I had learnt. For of him who is known to me by great
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
"Jesus saith unto him, Get thee hence, Satan."--Matt. iv. 10. There is an awful intensity of meaning in the words, as applied to Jesus, "He suffered, being tempted!" Though incapable of sin, there was, in the refined sensibilities of His holy nature, that which made temptation unspeakably fearful. What must it have been to confront the Arch-traitor?--to stand face to face with the foe of His throne, and His universe? But the "prince of this world" came, and found "nothing in Him." Billow after
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:2
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

Job 11:4
You say to God, 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'

Psalm 89:30
"If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,

Psalm 119:87
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

Jeremiah 35:8
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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