New International Version
Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
King James Bible
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, children, hearken unto me, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
World English Bible
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don't depart from the words of my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear me - O ye children - בנים banim, sons, young men in general: for these are the most likely to be deceived and led astray.
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LibraryThe Cords of Sin
'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
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