Proverbs 4:23

“ Keepe thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.
- King James Version

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it {flow} the springs of life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And keep watch over your heart with all care; so you will have life.
- Basic English Bible

Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Darby Bible

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Webster's Bible

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.
- World English Bible

Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it [are] the outgoings of life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Above all that thou guardest keep thy heart; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:23


4:23 Heart - Thy thoughts, will, and affections. For - From thence proceed all the actions, as of the natural, so of the spiritual life, which lead to eternal life.


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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