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

  • Irene123
    To Frances on Pro. ch.1 - I hope you read Acts ch. 2 also )Acts 2:37-38 - :men and brethren, what shall we do? .....................)
  • FRANCES
    I read Proverbs daily It's my life line.
  • Gwenie Day
    i truly Love the Holy words of the Lord,the book of Proverbs is such wisdom and knowledge i wish i learned it before it had been showed me,thank you Jesus.fore the New Baby in Christ,please keep seeking you won't go wrong,Pray for strength in Gods Holy Words.Keep your Faith,God Bless you all
  • Randy McClarity
    I'm a babe in Christ but I'm gaining wisdom from proverbs daily
  • Abdul malik
    Proverbs was the first book in the bible I ever tread, I took notes from each chapter. I copied each verse that I felt was meant for me. I teach the inmates at my job to do the same. My Love for God grows daily1
  • Mark
    The Book of proverbs is wisdom and instruction,,it will warn you from the ways of evil,,

    thanks to God and God bless us all,,

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