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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryMonotony 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
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
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