Proverbs 6:20

“ My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”

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Other Translations

My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
- King James Version

My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
- American Standard Version (1901)

My son, keep the rule of your father, and have in memory the teaching of your mother:
- Basic English Bible

My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Darby Bible

My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
- Webster's Bible

My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.
- World English Bible

Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 6:20


6:20 The law - The word of God, which thy parents delivered to thee.


Discussion for Proverbs 6

  • Markwarbrick
    Every Word of God is pure,even so come quickly Lord Jesus.Amen.
  • Molly
    One thing GOD has instructed us not to do which many of us continue to do is become a surety for another. We are not to co-sign for our family, our friends nor our children. It may be hard to say no when loved ones ask. However, it is the commandment of GOD. People find themselves paying for cars, furniture or loans when someone else defaults on what they owe. Obedience will prevent such trouble.
  • Malele
    these is one of the most beautiful and wisely put scripture. it helps one to introspect
  • BSP
    Verses 16 and 17: God outright describes some of the things that he detests. We want to make sure to stay as far away from these things as possible.
  • Mable
    Verse 7 saying you have no one over you you have been doing things own your own. That you want receive a leader to help you.
  • Jacquelyne Stevenson
    Know this that your faith in God will lead you to heaven.

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