Proverbs 6:20
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New International Version
My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

King James Bible
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Darby Bible Translation
My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

World English Bible
My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Keep thy father's commandment - See on Proverbs 1:8 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:8,9 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother...

Proverbs 7:1-4 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you...

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that...

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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The Talking Book
A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 24.) Differently to be admonished are sowers of strifes and peacemakers. For sowers of strifes are to be admonished to perceive whose followers they are. For of the apostate angel it is written, when tares had been sown among the good crop, An enemy hath done this (Matth. xiii. 28). Of a member of him also it is said through Solomon, An apostate person, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth, he winketh with his eyes, he beateth with his foot, he speaketh with his finger,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.

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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