Proverbs 4:13

“Take fast hold of instruction, let her not goe; keepe her, for she is thy life.”

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Other Translations

Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
- King James Version

Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: Keep her; for she is thy life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take learning in your hands, do not let her go: keep her, for she is your life.
- Basic English Bible

Take fast hold of instruction, let [her] not go: keep her, for she is thy life.
- Darby Bible

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
- Webster's Bible

Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.
- World English Bible

Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she [is] thy life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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