Proverbs > Proverbs 4 Proverbs 4 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. zbut let your heart keep my commandments. 1:8; [ch. 1:8; [ch. ESV Large Print Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Mahogany, Border Design), ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather with Thumb Index, ESV Study Bible, Burgundy Genuine Leather with Thumb Index, ESV Scripture Journal: New Testament Boxed Set of 19. 12  for the Lord reproves him whom he loves. do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited. 4 he k taught me and said to me, l “Let your heart hold fast my words; . Proverbs 4 ESV A Father's Wise Instruction. A Father’s Wise Instruction. to csatisfy his appetite when he is hungry. do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 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Read chapter Proverbs 4 online. from qthe adulteress2 with rher smooth words, 17  who forsakes sthe companion of her youth, 20  So you will walk in the way of the good. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. and inclining your heart to understanding; and search for it as for yhidden treasures, 5  then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord. and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; and ldelight in the perverseness of evil. A Father’s Wise Instruction. 21  For the upright vwill inhabit the land. Don't have an account? and your jlabors go to the house of a foreigner. Let her breasts vfill you at all times with delight; 20  Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with wa forbidden woman, and embrace the bosom of wan adulteress?5. 16  Should your psprings be scattered abroad. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. and dwatching over the way of his esaints. 11  and at the end of your life you kgroan. as ta father the son in whom he delights. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. 13  yKeep hold of instruction; do not let go; 14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked. and be attentive, that you may ggain1 insight. Proverbs 4:4 Parallel Commentaries 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 10  lest strangers take their fill of your strength. and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight,. and because of his great folly he is dled astray. d A wise son makes a glad father, e but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Cancel any time. 2  if you are fsnared in the words of your mouth. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 5 It is not good to be partial to [] the wicked 16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 2 for I give you good h precepts;. they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. The most popular Bible verses from the chapter Proverbs 4. Try it for 30 days FREE. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, Proverbs 4:7 NIV Proverbs 4:7 NLT Proverbs 4:7 ESV Proverbs 4:7 NASB Proverbs 4:7 KJV Proverbs 4:7 Bible Apps Proverbs 4:7 Biblia Paralela Proverbs 4:7 Chinese Bible Proverbs 4:7 French Bible Proverbs 4:7 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. Proverbs 3:3-4. 1:8; [ch. Proverbs 4 English Standard Version << Proverbs 3 | Proverbs 4 | Proverbs 5 >> The Beneficence of Wisdom. 13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom, 14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver. 10  for wisdom will come into your heart. 15:5. and do not let her capture you with her ueyelashes; 26  for vthe price of a prostitute is only wa loaf of bread,7. 6  My son, if you have put up esecurity for your neighbor. ESV 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! he will refuse though you multiply gifts. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. The Proverbs of Solomon. Proverbs 4:1 ESV Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, ~ Proverbs 4:1 ESV #proverbs #proverbs 4:1 #respecting your parents #positive influence #fatherlessness #helping children #fathers #respecting parents #corporal punishment #proverbs 4 #deficit 1 above]; ch. 27  rDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,5. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 25  tDo not desire her beauty in your heart. but a married woman8 xhunts down a precious life. 60:3; 62:1, 2; Dan. 3 When I was a son with my father, i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother, . 20 My son, be attentive to my words;    incline your ear to my sayings.21 Let them not escape from your sight;    keep them within your heart.22 For they are life to those who find them,    and healing to all their[b] flesh.23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,    for from it flow the springs of life.24 Put away from you crooked speech,    and put devious talk far from you.25 Let your eyes look directly forward,    and your gaze be straight before you.26 Ponder[c] the path of your feet;    then all your ways will be sure.27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;    turn your foot away from evil. 4:8], Deut. 22  but the wicked will be wcut off from the land. 9  rHow long will you lie there, lO sluggard? A Father’s Wise Instruction # ch. A Father’s Advice About Wisdom. 4 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,    and be attentive, that you may gain[a] insight,2 for I give you good precepts;    do not forsake my teaching.3 When I was a son with my father,    tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,4 he taught me and said to me,“Let your heart hold fast my words;    keep my commandments, and live.5 Get wisdom; get insight;    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;    love her, and she will guard you.7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,    and whatever you get, get insight.8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;    she will honor you if you embrace her.9 She will place on your head a graceful garland;    she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 23:12; John 12:35; [Job 18:5], ver. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 2 for I give you good h precepts; do not forsake my teaching. owhen you lie down, they will pwatch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Coupled with statements about his unparalleled wisdom (1Ki 4:29-31,34), it is quite likely that he was the source of most of Proverbs. 18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn. and will qkeep your foot from being caught. 21  lLet them not escape from your sight; 22  For they are nlife to those who find them. 33  aThe Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked. 28  sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again. 5  save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,2. ilike a bird from the hand of the fowler. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; bin a moment he will be broken cbeyond healing. that uthe years of your life may be many. Proverbs 4. Search the Bible. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught … 4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. What are the benefits of creating an account? Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 8  Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; 9  She will place on your head sa graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 4:1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 12:3, 1 Sam. and ynothing you desire can compare with her. 18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. ch. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother,. 23  For the commandment is qa lamp and the teaching a light. 27  vDo not swerve to the right or to the left; 3  For the lips of aa forbidden1 woman drip honey. 12  and you say, l“How I hated discipline, 13  I did not listen to the voice of my teachers. 1 Children, listen to your father’s teaching. 3 When I was my father’s little boy and my mother’s dear son, # 4:3 dear son Or “only son. do not forsake my teaching.. 3 When I was a son with my father,. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 30  People do not despise a thief if he steals. 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. 29  So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her bwill go unpunished. 1 Hear, O sons, a father’s … 18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. and your vats will be bursting with wine. and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. 20  lMy son, keep your father’s commandment. Proverbs 4. 4  but in the end she is cbitter as dwormwood. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Learn more. 19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness; they do not know over what they jstumble. 34:11] Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,and be attentive, that you may #ch. Proverbs - Chapter 4 (ESV) Font Size + -A Father's Wise Instruction. 16  There are dsix things that the Lord hates. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7  he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is ba shield to those who cwalk in integrity. 19  ja false witness who kbreathes out lies. 23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. A Father’s Wise Instruction. tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you. 11  sMy son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline. Font Size. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB ... Proverbs 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV) … BLB Searches. 5:7; 7:24; 8:33; Ps. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 11  uand poverty will come upon you like a robber. 21  For xa man’s ways are ybefore the eyes of the Lord. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. The lxx and Jerome read יברך, but יברך is more agreeable, since God continues to be the subject. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold.. and treasure up my commandments with you. 3  then do this, my son, and save yourself. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,    that the years of your life may be many.11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;    I have led you in the paths of uprightness.12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,    and if you run, you will not stumble.13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;    guard her, for she is your life.14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,    and do not walk in the way of the evil.15 Avoid it; do not go on it;    turn away from it and pass on.16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;    they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.17 For they eat the bread of wickedness    and drink the wine of violence.18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,    which shines brighter and brighter until full day.19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;    they do not know over what they stumble. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain Hebrew know insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 2 f Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, g but righteousness delivers from death. itender, jthe only one in the sight of my mother. 6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, 2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, [] and plead urgently with your neighbor. and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom. 4. 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Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 3  Let not csteadfast love and dfaithfulness forsake you; 4  So you will gfind favor and hgood success1. 2:9; Isa. 10 c The proverbs of Solomon. which shines fbrighter and brighter until gfull day. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 11  I have vtaught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. Solomon's ability to produce proverbs is specified in 1Ki 4:32, where 3,000 proverbs are attributed to him. 31  but dif he is caught, he will pay esevenfold; and he will not spare when ghe takes revenge. 26 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. 5  iTrust in the Lord with all your heart. Read chapter Proverbs 4 online. from qthe adulteress2 with rher smooth words, 17  who forsakes sthe companion of her youth, 20  So you will walk in the way of the good. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. and inclining your heart to understanding; and search for it as for yhidden treasures, 5  then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord. and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; and ldelight in the perverseness of evil. A Father’s Wise Instruction. 21  For the upright vwill inhabit the land. Don't have an account? and your jlabors go to the house of a foreigner. Let her breasts vfill you at all times with delight; 20  Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with wa forbidden woman, and embrace the bosom of wan adulteress?5. 16  Should your psprings be scattered abroad. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. and dwatching over the way of his esaints. 11  and at the end of your life you kgroan. as ta father the son in whom he delights. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. 13  yKeep hold of instruction; do not let go; 14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked. and be attentive, that you may ggain1 insight. Proverbs 4:4 Parallel Commentaries 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 10  lest strangers take their fill of your strength. and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight,. and because of his great folly he is dled astray. d A wise son makes a glad father, e but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Cancel any time. 2  if you are fsnared in the words of your mouth. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 5 It is not good to be partial to [] the wicked 16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 2 for I give you good h precepts;. they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. The most popular Bible verses from the chapter Proverbs 4. Try it for 30 days FREE. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, Proverbs 4:7 NIV Proverbs 4:7 NLT Proverbs 4:7 ESV Proverbs 4:7 NASB Proverbs 4:7 KJV Proverbs 4:7 Bible Apps Proverbs 4:7 Biblia Paralela Proverbs 4:7 Chinese Bible Proverbs 4:7 French Bible Proverbs 4:7 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. Proverbs 3:3-4. 1:8; [ch. Proverbs 4 English Standard Version << Proverbs 3 | Proverbs 4 | Proverbs 5 >> The Beneficence of Wisdom. 13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom, 14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver. 10  for wisdom will come into your heart. 15:5. and do not let her capture you with her ueyelashes; 26  for vthe price of a prostitute is only wa loaf of bread,7. 6  My son, if you have put up esecurity for your neighbor. ESV 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! he will refuse though you multiply gifts. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. The Proverbs of Solomon. Proverbs 4:1 ESV Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, ~ Proverbs 4:1 ESV #proverbs #proverbs 4:1 #respecting your parents #positive influence #fatherlessness #helping children #fathers #respecting parents #corporal punishment #proverbs 4 #deficit 1 above]; ch. 27  rDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,5. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 25  tDo not desire her beauty in your heart. but a married woman8 xhunts down a precious life. 60:3; 62:1, 2; Dan. 3 When I was a son with my father, i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother, . 20 My son, be attentive to my words;    incline your ear to my sayings.21 Let them not escape from your sight;    keep them within your heart.22 For they are life to those who find them,    and healing to all their[b] flesh.23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,    for from it flow the springs of life.24 Put away from you crooked speech,    and put devious talk far from you.25 Let your eyes look directly forward,    and your gaze be straight before you.26 Ponder[c] the path of your feet;    then all your ways will be sure.27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;    turn your foot away from evil. 4:8], Deut. 22  but the wicked will be wcut off from the land. 9  rHow long will you lie there, lO sluggard? A Father’s Wise Instruction # ch. A Father’s Advice About Wisdom. 4 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,    and be attentive, that you may gain[a] insight,2 for I give you good precepts;    do not forsake my teaching.3 When I was a son with my father,    tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,4 he taught me and said to me,“Let your heart hold fast my words;    keep my commandments, and live.5 Get wisdom; get insight;    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;    love her, and she will guard you.7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,    and whatever you get, get insight.8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;    she will honor you if you embrace her.9 She will place on your head a graceful garland;    she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 23:12; John 12:35; [Job 18:5], ver. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 2 for I give you good h precepts; do not forsake my teaching. owhen you lie down, they will pwatch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Coupled with statements about his unparalleled wisdom (1Ki 4:29-31,34), it is quite likely that he was the source of most of Proverbs. 18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn. and will qkeep your foot from being caught. 21  lLet them not escape from your sight; 22  For they are nlife to those who find them. 33  aThe Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked. 28  sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again. 5  save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,2. ilike a bird from the hand of the fowler. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; bin a moment he will be broken cbeyond healing. that uthe years of your life may be many. Proverbs 4. Search the Bible. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught … 4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. What are the benefits of creating an account? Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 8  Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; 9  She will place on your head sa graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 4:1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 12:3, 1 Sam. and ynothing you desire can compare with her. 18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. ch. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother,. 23  For the commandment is qa lamp and the teaching a light. 27  vDo not swerve to the right or to the left; 3  For the lips of aa forbidden1 woman drip honey. 12  and you say, l“How I hated discipline, 13  I did not listen to the voice of my teachers. 1 Children, listen to your father’s teaching. 3 When I was my father’s little boy and my mother’s dear son, # 4:3 dear son Or “only son. do not forsake my teaching.. 3 When I was a son with my father,. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 30  People do not despise a thief if he steals. 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. 29  So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her bwill go unpunished. 1 Hear, O sons, a father’s … 18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. and your vats will be bursting with wine. and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. 20  lMy son, keep your father’s commandment. Proverbs 4. 4  but in the end she is cbitter as dwormwood. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Learn more. 19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness; they do not know over what they jstumble. 34:11] Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,and be attentive, that you may #ch. Proverbs - Chapter 4 (ESV) Font Size + -A Father's Wise Instruction. 16  There are dsix things that the Lord hates. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7  he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is ba shield to those who cwalk in integrity. 19  ja false witness who kbreathes out lies. 23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. A Father’s Wise Instruction. tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you. 11  sMy son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline. Font Size. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB ... Proverbs 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV) … BLB Searches. 5:7; 7:24; 8:33; Ps. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 11  uand poverty will come upon you like a robber. 21  For xa man’s ways are ybefore the eyes of the Lord. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. The lxx and Jerome read יברך, but יברך is more agreeable, since God continues to be the subject. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold.. and treasure up my commandments with you. 3  then do this, my son, and save yourself. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,    that the years of your life may be many.11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;    I have led you in the paths of uprightness.12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,    and if you run, you will not stumble.13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;    guard her, for she is your life.14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,    and do not walk in the way of the evil.15 Avoid it; do not go on it;    turn away from it and pass on.16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;    they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.17 For they eat the bread of wickedness    and drink the wine of violence.18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,    which shines brighter and brighter until full day.19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;    they do not know over what they stumble. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain Hebrew know insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 2 f Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, g but righteousness delivers from death. itender, jthe only one in the sight of my mother. 6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, 2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, [] and plead urgently with your neighbor. and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom. 4. 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and those with integrity will remain in it. The Value of Wisdom. Cite Share Print. 3 h The L ord does not let the righteous go hungry, i but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. ESV 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. l “Let your heart hold fast my words;. 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. and jdo not lean on your own understanding. she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. A Father's Wise Instruction - Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. While the curse of God rests in the house of the wicked (vid., Khler on Zechariah 5:4), He blesses, on the contrary, the dwelling-place of the righteous. 32:47; [1 Tim. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. English Standard Version Update. 34  Toward the cscorners he dis scornful. The ESV ® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers. for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten,1 and gplead urgently with your neighbor. m keep my commandments, and live. ESV ® Text Edition: 2016. 32  for ythe devious person is an abomination to the Lord. and one who asows discord among brothers. 19  eThe Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding ehe established the heavens; 20  by his knowledge fthe deeps broke open. 4 f Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,. 4 f Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight, . and do not go near the door of her house. 34:11], Job 11:17; 22:28; Isa. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. 6  she hdoes not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it. 23  kThen you will walk on your way securely. 3 When I was a son with my father, i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he k taught me and said to me, l “Let your heart hold fast my words; m keep my commandments, and live. 5:7; 7:24; 8:33; Ps. Topics Subscribe Random Verse. The ESV ® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ®) copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! 25  sLet your eyes look directly forward. 9  fThen you will understand grighteousness and justice. Proverbs 4 King James Version (KJV). 30  vDo not contend with a man for no reason. 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. 2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. 27  Can a man carry yfire next to his zchest. 13; ch. Proverbs 4. and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 22  The ainiquities of the wicked bensnare him. 34:11], [See ver. 1 f Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight, 2 for I give you good h precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 4 Give your eyes no sleep 1:7; 1 Kgs. but he bblesses the dwelling of the righteous. 4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 2 The advice I give is good, so don’t ever forget what I teach you. 4 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain [] insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. Proverbs 4 A Father's Wise Instruction. 5:7; 7:24; 8:33; Ps. Proverbs 4 - ESV: Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain a insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or of pthe ruin4 of the wicked, when it comes. 2 u My son, v if you receive my words. 4 he k taught me and said to me,. 12  When you walk, wyour step will not be hampered. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? and the rreproofs of discipline are the way of life, 24  to preserve you from the evil woman,5, from the smooth tongue of sthe adulteress.6. 24  mIf you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, nyour sleep will be sweet. and the treacherous will be xrooted out of it. 13  xwinks with his eyes, signals3 with his feet. 29  tDo not plan evil against your neighbor. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. 8:35; 21:21; Deut. Proverbs 4 - NIV: Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. DailyVerses.net. 4 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. I have led you in the paths of uprightness. 5:32; 28:14; Josh. 4  fHear, O sons, a father’s instruction. 16  So pyou will be delivered from the forbidden1 woman. Try it free for 30 days. 4 f Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight, 2 for I give you good h precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 3 When I was a son with my father, i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he k taught me and said to me, l "Let your heart hold fast my words; m keep my commandments, and live. Proverbs 4 - Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain* insight, Copy Options. Pay attention and you will learn how to learn. 6  Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; 7  pThe beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. and with qthe firstfruits of all your produce; 10  then your rbarns will be filled with plenty. 59:9, 10; Jer. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. Bible > Proverbs > Proverbs 4 Proverbs 4 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. zbut let your heart keep my commandments. 1:8; [ch. 1:8; [ch. 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Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 3  Let not csteadfast love and dfaithfulness forsake you; 4  So you will gfind favor and hgood success1. 2:9; Isa. 10 c The proverbs of Solomon. which shines fbrighter and brighter until gfull day. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 11  I have vtaught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. Solomon's ability to produce proverbs is specified in 1Ki 4:32, where 3,000 proverbs are attributed to him. 31  but dif he is caught, he will pay esevenfold; and he will not spare when ghe takes revenge. 26 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. 5  iTrust in the Lord with all your heart. Read chapter Proverbs 4 online. from qthe adulteress2 with rher smooth words, 17  who forsakes sthe companion of her youth, 20  So you will walk in the way of the good. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. and inclining your heart to understanding; and search for it as for yhidden treasures, 5  then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord. and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; and ldelight in the perverseness of evil. A Father’s Wise Instruction. 21  For the upright vwill inhabit the land. Don't have an account? and your jlabors go to the house of a foreigner. Let her breasts vfill you at all times with delight; 20  Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with wa forbidden woman, and embrace the bosom of wan adulteress?5. 16  Should your psprings be scattered abroad. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. and dwatching over the way of his esaints. 11  and at the end of your life you kgroan. as ta father the son in whom he delights. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. 13  yKeep hold of instruction; do not let go; 14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked. and be attentive, that you may ggain1 insight. Proverbs 4:4 Parallel Commentaries 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 10  lest strangers take their fill of your strength. and be attentive, that you may g gain 1 insight,. and because of his great folly he is dled astray. d A wise son makes a glad father, e but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! Cancel any time. 2  if you are fsnared in the words of your mouth. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 5 It is not good to be partial to [] the wicked 16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 2 for I give you good h precepts;. they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. The most popular Bible verses from the chapter Proverbs 4. Try it for 30 days FREE. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, Proverbs 4:7 NIV Proverbs 4:7 NLT Proverbs 4:7 ESV Proverbs 4:7 NASB Proverbs 4:7 KJV Proverbs 4:7 Bible Apps Proverbs 4:7 Biblia Paralela Proverbs 4:7 Chinese Bible Proverbs 4:7 French Bible Proverbs 4:7 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. Proverbs 3:3-4. 1:8; [ch. Proverbs 4 English Standard Version << Proverbs 3 | Proverbs 4 | Proverbs 5 >> The Beneficence of Wisdom. 13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom, 14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver. 10  for wisdom will come into your heart. 15:5. and do not let her capture you with her ueyelashes; 26  for vthe price of a prostitute is only wa loaf of bread,7. 6  My son, if you have put up esecurity for your neighbor. ESV 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! he will refuse though you multiply gifts. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. The Proverbs of Solomon. Proverbs 4:1 ESV Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, ~ Proverbs 4:1 ESV #proverbs #proverbs 4:1 #respecting your parents #positive influence #fatherlessness #helping children #fathers #respecting parents #corporal punishment #proverbs 4 #deficit 1 above]; ch. 27  rDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,5. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 25  tDo not desire her beauty in your heart. but a married woman8 xhunts down a precious life. 60:3; 62:1, 2; Dan. 3 When I was a son with my father, i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother, . 20 My son, be attentive to my words;    incline your ear to my sayings.21 Let them not escape from your sight;    keep them within your heart.22 For they are life to those who find them,    and healing to all their[b] flesh.23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,    for from it flow the springs of life.24 Put away from you crooked speech,    and put devious talk far from you.25 Let your eyes look directly forward,    and your gaze be straight before you.26 Ponder[c] the path of your feet;    then all your ways will be sure.27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;    turn your foot away from evil. 4:8], Deut. 22  but the wicked will be wcut off from the land. 9  rHow long will you lie there, lO sluggard? A Father’s Wise Instruction # ch. A Father’s Advice About Wisdom. 4 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,    and be attentive, that you may gain[a] insight,2 for I give you good precepts;    do not forsake my teaching.3 When I was a son with my father,    tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,4 he taught me and said to me,“Let your heart hold fast my words;    keep my commandments, and live.5 Get wisdom; get insight;    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;    love her, and she will guard you.7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,    and whatever you get, get insight.8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;    she will honor you if you embrace her.9 She will place on your head a graceful garland;    she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 23:12; John 12:35; [Job 18:5], ver. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 2 for I give you good h precepts; do not forsake my teaching. owhen you lie down, they will pwatch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Coupled with statements about his unparalleled wisdom (1Ki 4:29-31,34), it is quite likely that he was the source of most of Proverbs. 18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn. and will qkeep your foot from being caught. 21  lLet them not escape from your sight; 22  For they are nlife to those who find them. 33  aThe Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked. 28  sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again. 5  save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,2. ilike a bird from the hand of the fowler. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. 15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; bin a moment he will be broken cbeyond healing. that uthe years of your life may be many. Proverbs 4. Search the Bible. 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught … 4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. What are the benefits of creating an account? Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 8  Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; 9  She will place on your head sa graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”. 4:1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 12:3, 1 Sam. and ynothing you desire can compare with her. 18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. ch. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. i tender, j the only one in the sight of my mother,. 23  For the commandment is qa lamp and the teaching a light. 27  vDo not swerve to the right or to the left; 3  For the lips of aa forbidden1 woman drip honey. 12  and you say, l“How I hated discipline, 13  I did not listen to the voice of my teachers. 1 Children, listen to your father’s teaching. 3 When I was my father’s little boy and my mother’s dear son, # 4:3 dear son Or “only son. do not forsake my teaching.. 3 When I was a son with my father,. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 30  People do not despise a thief if he steals. 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. 29  So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her bwill go unpunished. 1 Hear, O sons, a father’s … 18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. and your vats will be bursting with wine. and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. 20  lMy son, keep your father’s commandment. Proverbs 4. 4  but in the end she is cbitter as dwormwood. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Learn more. 19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness; they do not know over what they jstumble. 34:11] Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,and be attentive, that you may #ch. Proverbs - Chapter 4 (ESV) Font Size + -A Father's Wise Instruction. 16  There are dsix things that the Lord hates. he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7  he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is ba shield to those who cwalk in integrity. 19  ja false witness who kbreathes out lies. 23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. A Father’s Wise Instruction. tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you. 11  sMy son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline. Font Size. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB ... Proverbs 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV) … BLB Searches. 5:7; 7:24; 8:33; Ps. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 11  uand poverty will come upon you like a robber. 21  For xa man’s ways are ybefore the eyes of the Lord. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. The lxx and Jerome read יברך, but יברך is more agreeable, since God continues to be the subject. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold.. and treasure up my commandments with you. 3  then do this, my son, and save yourself. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,    that the years of your life may be many.11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;    I have led you in the paths of uprightness.12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,    and if you run, you will not stumble.13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;    guard her, for she is your life.14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,    and do not walk in the way of the evil.15 Avoid it; do not go on it;    turn away from it and pass on.16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;    they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.17 For they eat the bread of wickedness    and drink the wine of violence.18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,    which shines brighter and brighter until full day.19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;    they do not know over what they stumble. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. 1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain Hebrew know insight, 2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. 2 f Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, g but righteousness delivers from death. itender, jthe only one in the sight of my mother. 6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, 2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, [] and plead urgently with your neighbor. and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom. 4. 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