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.

New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And now, sons, hearken unto me, and 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children: for blessed are they that 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

listen
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

are those who keep
יִשְׁמֹֽרוּ׃ (yiš·mō·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(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. 8:32-36 Surely we should hearken to Christ's voice with the readiness of children. Let us all be wise, and not refuse such mercy. Blessed are those who hear the Saviour's voice, and wait on him with daily reading, meditation, and prayer. The children of the world find time for vain amusements, without neglecting what they deem the one thing needful. Does it not show contempt of Wisdom's instructions, when people professing godliness, seek excuses for neglecting the means of grace? Christ is Wisdom, and he is Life to all believers; nor can we obtain God's favour, unless we find Christ, and are found in him. Those who offend Christ deceive themselves; sin is a wrong to the soul. Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges.
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