Proverbs 4:3

“For I was my fathers sonne, tender and onely beloued in the sight of my mother.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For I was my father's son, tender and only [beloved] in the sight of my mother.
- King James Version

When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I was a son to my father, a gentle and an only one to my mother.
- Basic English Bible

For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
- Darby Bible

For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
- Webster's Bible

For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
- World English Bible

For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:3


4:3 Tender - Young and tender in years, and tenderly educated. Only beloved - Beloved above all the rest.


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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