Proverbs 4:4
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New International Version
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

King James Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Darby Bible Translation
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.

World English Bible
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Young's Literal Translation
And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He taught me also, and said - Open thy heart to receive my instructions - receive them with affection; when heard, retain and practice them; and thou shalt live - the great purpose of thy being brought into the world shall be accomplished in thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

1 Chronicles 22:11-16 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you...

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...

Ephesians 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice...

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

Let

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen...

Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

keep

Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

Leviticus 18:3-5 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelled, shall you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;

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
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Psalm 119:168
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,

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