Proverbs 8:32
New International Version
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

New Living Translation
“And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.

English Standard Version
“And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways.

Berean Study Bible
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

King James Bible
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

New King James Version
“Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways.

New American Standard Bible
“Now then, sons, listen to me, For blessed are those who keep my ways.

NASB 1995
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

NASB 1977
“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Amplified Bible
“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed [happy, prosperous, to be admired] are they who keep my ways.

Christian Standard Bible
“And now, sons, listen to me; those who keep my ways are happy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, my sons, listen to me; those who keep my ways are happy.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, children, hear me: Blessed is he who keeps my ways.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then, my son, hear me: blessed is the man who shall hearken to me, and the mortal who shall keep my ways;

Contemporary English Version
Pay attention, my children! Follow my advice, and you will be happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Good News Translation
"Now, young people, listen to me. Do as I say, and you will be happy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now, sons, listen to me. Blessed are those who follow my ways.

International Standard Version
"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, ye children, hearken unto me; For happy are they that keep my ways.

Literal Standard Version
And now, you sons, listen to me, "" Indeed, blessed are they who keep my ways.

NET Bible
"So now, children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

New Heart English Bible
"Now therefore, son, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

World English Bible
"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
31I was rejoicing in His whole world, delighting together in the sons of men. 32Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways. 33Listen to instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.…

Cross References
Luke 11:28
But He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

2 Samuel 22:22
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Job 28:22
Abaddon and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor about it.'

Psalm 18:21
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies and seek Him with all their heart.

Psalm 128:1
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways!

Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding,

Proverbs 5:7
So now, my sons, listen to me, and do not turn aside from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:24
Now, my sons, listen to me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the Law.


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

for

Psalm 1:1-4
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…

Psalm 119:1,2
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD…

Psalm 128:1
A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.









(32) Now therefore hearken--i.e., now that ye know how great my power is, and what love I have to you, in that I rejoice in you, and call you my sons. (Comp. 1John 3:1.)

Verses 32-36. - Wisdom renews the exhortation before given (Proverbs 5:7; Proverbs 7:20, but now on higher, and not merely moral or social grounds. She deduces, from her Divine origin and her care for man, the lesson that she is to be sought and prized and obeyed above all things. Verse 32. - Now therefore - having regard. to what I have revealed of myself - hearken unto me, O ye children; Septuagint, "Hear me, my son." Blessed are they that keep my ways. The expression is interjectional: "Blessings on the man! salvation to the man!" as in Proverbs 3:13. For the ways of Wisdom, see. ch. 3:17.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now therefore,
וְעַתָּ֣ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

my sons,
בָ֭נִים (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

listen
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to me,
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

for blessed
וְ֝אַשְׁרֵ֗י (wə·’aš·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

are those who keep
יִשְׁמֹֽרוּ׃ (yiš·mō·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

my ways.
דְּרָכַ֥י (də·rā·ḵay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action


Jump to Previous
Blessed Children Ear Happy Hearken Ways
Jump to Next
Blessed Children Ear Happy Hearken Ways
Links
Proverbs 8:32 NIV
Proverbs 8:32 NLT
Proverbs 8:32 ESV
Proverbs 8:32 NASB
Proverbs 8:32 KJV

Proverbs 8:32 BibleApps.com
Proverbs 8:32 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 8:32 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 8:32 French Bible
Proverbs 8:32 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore my sons listen to me (Prov. Pro Pr)
Proverbs 8:31
Top of Page
Top of Page