Proverbs 4:10
New International Version
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.

New Living Translation
My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life.

English Standard Version
Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.

Berean Study Bible
Listen, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life will be many.

New American Standard Bible
Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.

King James Bible
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my son. Accept my words, and you will live many years.

Contemporary English Version
My child, if you listen and obey my teachings, you will live a long time.

Good News Translation
Listen to me, my child. Take seriously what I am telling you, and you will live a long life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my son. Accept my words, and you will live many years.

International Standard Version
Listen, my son: accept my words, and you'll live a long, long time.

NET Bible
Listen, my child, and accept my words, so that the years of your life will be many.

New Heart English Bible
Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life will be many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, listen and accept my words, and they will multiply the years of your life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many.

New American Standard 1977
Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear, O my son, and receive my words, and the years of thy life shall be multiplied.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.

American King James Version
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.

American Standard Version
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, my son, and receive my words; and the years of thy life shall be increased, that the resources of thy life may be many.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O my son, and receive my words, that years of life may be multiplied to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of thy life shall be multiplied.

English Revised Version
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

World English Bible
Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life are multiplied to thee.
Study Bible
A Father's Instruction
9She will set a garland of grace on your head; she will present you with a crown of beauty.” 10Listen, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life will be many. 11I will guide you in the way of wisdom; I will lead you on straight paths.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:21
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be multiplied in the land the LORD swore to give your fathers.

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you accept my words and hide my commandments within you,

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.

my

Proverbs 8:10
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Job 22:22
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

the

Proverbs 3:2,16
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee…

Deuteronomy 5:16
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.







Lexicon
Listen,
שְׁמַ֣ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my son,
בְּ֭נִי (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and receive
וְקַ֣ח (wə·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

my words,
אֲמָרָ֑י (’ă·mā·rāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

and the years
שְׁנ֣וֹת (šə·nō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

of your life
חַיִּֽים׃ (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

will be many.
וְיִרְבּ֥וּ (wə·yir·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great
Verse 10. - Many commentators, e.g. Jerome, Bede, Ewald, Bertheau, and Hitzig, suppose that the father's instruction closes in the preceding verse, but it seems more appropriate to consider the father as here passing to another branch of his instruction, which is to point out the way of wisdom, and so to prepare for his warnings which follow from ver. 14 to ver. 19. Receive; kakh, from lakah, "to receive" (on the force of this verb, see ch. 1:3). He who shows a delighter willingness in admitting the words of Wisdom - for such a character the father claims for his teaching, as we see from, the next verse - shall receive a blessing. It is a sign of grace when any even show themselves open to listen to instruction; but it is a greater sign when this instruction is received with readiness and pleasure (Muffet). The years of thy life (sh'noth khayyim); literally, years of thy lives. The plural "lives" expresses the idea of life in the abstract. There is no absolute statement of a future life here, though by the Christian this idea may be indulged in on the ground of a fuller revelation. The promise is one that not only implies the prolongation of life, but also a life of prosperity and enjoyment. Shall be many; literally, shall be multiplied. 4:1-13 We must look upon our teachers as our fathers: though instruction carry in it reproof and correction, bid it welcome. Solomon's parents loved him, therefore taught him. Wise and godly men, in every age of the world, and rank in society, agree that true wisdom consists in obedience, and is united to happiness. Get wisdom, take pains for it. Get the rule over thy corruptions; take more pains to get this than the wealth of this world. An interest in Christ's salvation is necessary. This wisdom is the one thing needful. A soul without true wisdom and grace is a dead soul. How poor, contemptible, and wretched are those, who, with all their wealth and power, die without getting understanding, without Christ, without hope, and without God! Let us give heed to the sayings of Him who has the words of eternal life. Thus our path will be plain before us: by taking, and keeping fast hold of instruction, we shall avoid being straitened or stumbling.
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