Proverbs 4:2
New International Version
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

New Living Translation
for I am giving you good guidance. Don’t turn away from my instructions.

English Standard Version
for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching.

Berean Study Bible
For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction.

New American Standard Bible
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.

New King James Version
For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.

King James Bible
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Christian Standard Bible
for I am giving you good instruction. Don't abandon my teaching.

Contemporary English Version
My advice is useful, so don't turn away.

Good News Translation
What I am teaching you is good, so remember it all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for I am giving you good instruction. Don't abandon my teaching.

International Standard Version
I give you sound teaching, so do not abandon my instruction.

NET Bible
Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching.

New Heart English Bible
for I give you sound learning. Do not forsake my law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I have given you good teaching, forsake not my law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, I have taught you well. Do not abandon my teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my teaching.

New American Standard 1977
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I give you good doctrine; do not forsake my law.

King James 2000 Bible
For I give you good doctrine, forsake not my law.

American King James Version
For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law.

American Standard Version
For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I give you a good gift; forsake ye not my law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.

Darby Bible Translation
for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law.

English Revised Version
For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not my law.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

World English Bible
for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.

Young's Literal Translation
For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.
Study Bible
A Father's Instruction
1Listen, my sons, to the instruction of a father; pay attention and gain understanding. 2For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction. 3When I was a son to my father, tender and the only child of my mother,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:2
Let my teaching fall like rain and my speech settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants.

Job 11:4
You have said, 'My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.'

Psalm 89:30
If his sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments,

Psalm 119:87
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken Your precepts.

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;

Jeremiah 35:8
We have obeyed the voice of our forefather Jonadab son of Rechab in all he commanded us. So we have not drunk wine all our lives--neither we nor our wives nor sons nor daughters.

Treasury of Scripture

For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law.

good

Proverbs 8:6-9
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things…

Proverbs 22:20,21
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, …

Deuteronomy 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

forsake

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 7:19
But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;

Psalm 89:30-32
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; …







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I give
נָתַ֣תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you
לָכֶ֑ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

sound
ט֭וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

teaching;
לֶ֣קַח (le·qaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3948: Something received, instruction, inveiglement

do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

abandon
תַּעֲזֹֽבוּ׃ (ta·‘ă·zō·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

my instruction.
תּֽ֝וֹרָתִ֗י (tō·w·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law
Verse 2. - For I give you good doctrine. This, while stating the reason for the exhortation in the previous verse, signifies that what the teacher has given and is giving, he has received from his father. I give; nathati, literally, "I gave," is the kal perfect of nathan, "to give," but the perfect is here used for the present, as denoting not only a past action, but one that is still continuing (Gesenius, 'Hebrews Gram.,' § 126. 3). Good doctrine (lekakh tov). The doctrine or instruction is "good," not only intrinsically, but as to the source from which it was derived, and in its effects. Lekakh is, according to its root lakakh, "something which is received or taken." From the standpoint of the teacher it is that instruction which he had received of his father. With respect to his hearers it is the instruction which is communicated to them, and which they receive (see on Proverbs 1:5). The LXX. renders, δῶρον ἀγαθὸν; similarly the Vulgate, donum bonum, "a good gift." Forsake ye not; al-taazovu, from azav, "to leave, forsake" (compare the corresponding phrase, al-tiltosh, from natash, "to leave, forsake," in Proverbs 1:8). Law (torah); as in Proverbs 1:8. 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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