Proverbs 4:5
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New International Version
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Get wisdom - True religion is essential to thy happiness; never forget its teachings, nor go aside from the path it prescribes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

get wisdom

Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge...

Proverbs 2:2-4 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding...

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

Proverbs 19:8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

neither

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father...

Job 23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Psalm 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;

Psalm 119:51,157 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

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

Proverbs 4:7
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 16:16
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

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