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

  • Tunde
    ALL human need to read the book of proverbs again and again. My Life changed
  • Deborah
    God gives us wisdom liberally when we ask and can search for it in His Word.
  • Osibajo oyewale paul
    wisdom is the key.....because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom
  • Darryl Jr.
    Just what i needed to read @ the very moment. The holly spirit is my every breath..
  • Shannell
    God is good ALL the time. Just try him. I promise you won't be disappointed! Proverbs speaks to you if you just listen. .......
  • Sean
    Proverbs speaks volumes to me, god bless this nation.

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