Proverbs 4:21
New International Version
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;

New Living Translation
Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart,

English Standard Version
Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Berean Study Bible
Do not lose sight of them; keep them within your heart.

King James Bible
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

New King James Version
Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;

New American Standard Bible
They are not to escape from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.

NASB 1995
Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.

NASB 1977
Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.

Amplified Bible
Do not let them escape from your sight; Keep them in the center of your heart.

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t lose sight of them; keep them within your heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t lose sight of them; keep them within your heart.

American Standard Version
Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not let them depart before your eyes but keep them within your heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that thy fountains may not fail thee; keep them in thine heart.

Contemporary English Version
Don't forget a single word, but think about it all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy heart:

English Revised Version
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Good News Translation
Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not lose sight of these things. Keep them deep within your heart

International Standard Version
Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.

Literal Standard Version
Do not let them turn aside from your eyes, Preserve them in the midst of your heart.

NET Bible
Do not let them depart from your sight, guard them within your heart;

New Heart English Bible
Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.

World English Bible
Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Instruction
20My son, pay attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21Do not lose sight of them; keep them within your heart. 22For they are life to those who find them, and health to the whole body.…

Cross References
Proverbs 3:21
My son, do not lose sight of this: Preserve sound judgment and discernment.

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words and treasure my commandments within you.

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commandments and live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.


Treasury of Scripture

Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the middle of your heart.

depart

Proverbs 3:3,21
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: …

in the

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.









Verse 21. - Let them not depart from thine eyes; i.e. keep them constantly in view as the guide of the whole conduct. These words are a repetition of Proverbs 3:21, just as the latter part of the verse reproduces the thought of Proverbs 2:1. Depart. The hiph. yallizu is here used instead of the kal yaluzu of Proverbs 3:21, but has the same force. In the midst of thine heart; i.e. in its inmost recesses; there the words and sayings are to be guarded as a man guards a treasure stowed away in the inmost chambers of a house. The expression implies cherishing them with an internal affection. The terms of the verse may be illustrated by Deuteronomy 6:6, 8, "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontiers between thine eyes."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

lose
יַלִּ֥יזוּ (yal·lî·zū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3868: To turn aside, to depart, be perverse

sight of them;
מֵעֵינֶ֑יךָ (mê·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

keep
שָׁ֝מְרֵ֗ם (mə·rêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

them within
בְּת֣וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

your heart.
לְבָבֶֽךָ׃ (lə·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart


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