Proverbs 4:1

“Heare, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know vnderstanding.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

Hear, {O} sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear, `my' sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
- Basic English Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;
- Darby Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
- World English Bible

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:1


4:1 A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and affection for you.


Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Sharon
    proverb 4 :23 is very perfect word from god
  • Nthabiseng Madidimala
    I love proverbs 4
  • Roland
    FRO'WARD, a. L. versus: turned or looking from. Perverse, that is, turning from, with aversion or reluctance not willing to yield or comply with what is required unyielding ungovernable refractory disobedient peevish as a froward child We must understand this Fro'ward there is so much of this going around today.
  • Geraldine cole
    First thing we must do when we study the word of Jesus ie pray for understanding. Before that we must believe a nd become a child of Jesus read Act chapter 2 and do what it said Keep in mind Jesus Love all of us so much he gave his life just for u
  • Robert
    This verse is so true
  • BSP
    Verse 21~We want to keep Jehovah God's words deep within our heart so that we can make wise decisions and be pleasing to him.

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