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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 directive.
King James Bible
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
New King James Version
For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.
New American Standard Bible
For I give you good teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
For I give you good doctrine; Do not turn away from my instruction.
Christian Standard Bible
for I am giving you good instruction. Don’t abandon my teaching.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
for I am giving you good instruction. Don't abandon my teaching.
American Standard Version
For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I have given you good teaching, forsake not my law.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I give you a good gift; forsake ye not my law.
Contemporary English Version
My advice is useful, so don't turn away.
I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.
English Revised Version
For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not my law.
Good News Translation
What I am teaching you is good, so remember it all.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, I have taught you well. Do not abandon my teachings.
International Standard Version
I give you sound teaching, so do not abandon my instruction.
JPS Tanakh 1917
For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my teaching.
Literal Standard Version
For I have given to you good learning, do not forsake my law.
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.
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.
Additional Translations ...
ContextA Father's Instruction
1Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 2For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my directive. 3When I was a son to my father, tender and the only child of my mother,…
Let my teaching fall like rain and my speech settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants.
You have said, 'My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.'
If his sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments,
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken Your precepts.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;
And 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 our sons and daughters.
Treasury of Scripture
For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law.
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:
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; …
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.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3948: Something received, instruction, inveiglement
Strong's 408: Not
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law
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