Proverbs 4:1
Strong's Lexicon
Listen,
שִׁמְע֣וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: v 1) to hear, listen to, obey 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to hear (perceive by ear) 1a2) to hear of or concerning 1a3) to hear (have power to hear) 1a4) to hear with attention or interest, listen to 1a5) to understand (language) 1a6) to hear (of judicial cases) 1a7) to listen, give heed 1a7a) to consent, agree 1a7b) to grant request 1a8) to listen to, yield to 1a9) to obey, be obedient 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be heard (of voice or sound) 1b2) to be heard of 1b3) to be regarded, be obeyed 1c) (Piel) to cause to hear, call to hear, summon 1d) (Hiphil) 1d1) to cause to hear, tell, proclaim, utter a sound 1d2) to sound aloud (musical term) 1d3) to make proclamation, summon 1d4) to cause to be heard n m 2) sound

my sons,
בָ֭נִים (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: 1) son, grandson, child, member of a group 1a) son, male child 1b) grandson 1c) children (pl. - male and female) 1d) youth, young men (pl.) 1e) young (of animals) 1f) sons (as characterisation, i.e. sons of injustice [for un- righteous men] or sons of God [for angels] 1g) people (of a nation) (pl.) 1h) of lifeless things, i.e. sparks, stars, arrows (fig.) 1i) a member of a guild, order, class

to the instruction
מ֣וּסַר (mū·sar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4148: 1) discipline, chastening, correction 1a) discipline, correction 1b) chastening

of a father;
אָ֑ב (’āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: 1) father of an individual 2) of God as father of his people 3) head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan 4) ancestor 4a) grandfather, forefathers -- of person 4b) of people 5) originator or patron of a class, profession, or art 6) of producer, generator (fig.) 7) of benevolence and protection (fig.) 8) term of respect and honour 9) ruler or chief (spec.)

pay attention
וְ֝הַקְשִׁ֗יבוּ (wə·haq·šî·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7181: 1) to hear, be attentive, heed, incline (of ears), attend (of ears), hearken, pay attention, listen 1a) (Qal) incline, attend (of ears), hearken, pay attention, listen 1b) (Hiphil) to pay attention, give attention

and gain
לָדַ֥עַת (lā·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3045: 1) to know 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to know 1a1a) to know, learn to know 1a1b) to perceive 1a1c) to perceive and see, find out and discern 1a1d) to discriminate, distinguish 1a1e) to know by experience 1a1f) to recognise, admit, acknowledge, confess 1a1g) to consider 1a2) to know, be acquainted with 1a3) to know (a person carnally) 1a4) to know how, be skilful in 1a5) to have knowledge, be wise 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be made known, be or become known, be revealed 1b2) to make oneself known 1b3) to be perceived 1b4) to be instructed 1c) (Piel) to cause to know 1d) (Poal) to cause to know 1e) (Pual) 1e1) to be known 1e2) known, one known, acquaintance (participle) 1f) (Hiphil) to make known, declare 1g) (Hophal) to be made known 1h) (Hithpael) to make oneself known, reveal oneself

understanding.
בִּינָֽה׃ (bî·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 998: 1) understanding, discernment 1a) act 1b) faculty 1c) object 1d) personified

Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

New American Standard Bible
Hear, [O] sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

New Living Translation
My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,

English Standard Version
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

New American Standard Bible
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father's discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

International Standard Version
Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

NET Bible
Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.

American Standard Version
Hear, my'sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:

English Revised Version
Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding:

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.








Cross References
Psalm 34:11
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:2
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

Proverbs 1:8
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 2:2
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Proverbs 8:33
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Jeremiah 35:8
Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Proverbs 3:35
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 3:34
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 3:33
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
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