Proverbs 1:8

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
- American Standard Version (1901)

My son, give ear to the training of your father, and do not give up the teaching of your mother:
- Basic English Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Darby Bible

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
- Webster's Bible

My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching:
- World English Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:8


1:8 My son - He speaks to his scholars with paternal authority and affection. Of thy mother - Those pious instructions, which thy mother instilled into thee in thy tender years.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Bro WIlliam
    No man can teach you except by the Holy Ghost. But beware of false brothers and avoid them. You need not that any man teach you because the Anointing which is the Holy Ghost teaches all men to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. To live soberly and righteous in this adulterous and perverse generation. Flee fornication. Pluck out the eye beholding abominations. Cut off supplies to fulfill your lust
  • Daniel Williamson
    Very wise instructional book on the way to live. As relavent today as ever was or will be.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Ask God and seek out a teaching ministrey that teaches the Holy Spirit and speaking in Tongues. Its available to you today. God Bless and be with you. Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Isaac
    Please brothers teach me how to read and understand the bible please i need the word of God thanks.
  • Ingrid
    Thank God for sending His Son Jesus Christ for our sins and giving us His words that we can obtain the knowledge and understanding of His words to live our daily lives and will not stray from His laws. He Loves us so much , He gave His life for us . What more do we want to know how much He loves us, and He still give us His words and Laws to live our live by.
  • Catherine
    I believe ultimately it doesn't really matter what I think/ don't think about Proverbs. What ultimately matters is God's intention purpose in writing it and plans then my take away and the way I implement it matters most

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