Proverbs 1:8

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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

My son, give ear to the training of your father, and do not give up the teaching of your mother:
- Basic English Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Darby Bible

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

My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching:
- World English Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:8


1:8 My son - He speaks to his scholars with paternal authority and affection. Of thy mother - Those pious instructions, which thy mother instilled into thee in thy tender years.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Linda Mckay
    Proverbs gives you understanding of a true l8v8ng God cause he lives in me cause i am like it says in verse 7 i am like the woman shouting out for more Wisdom in Jesus Name
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 1:5 "A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: V.20 "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets" V.23 "Turn you at my reproof; behold I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you." May the Lord give you wisdom.
  • Queen Ebaide
    Proverb 1 said it all, we all pray for GRACE FOR EASY LIFE, here is the short cut in verse 8;

    " My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:( God is our spiritual parent)

    9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck (Favour and acceptability."
  • Howard
    The book of proverb is a book of wisdom and we can all benefit from it if we will obey. God says obey my commandments and live. We must repent first 1john 1ch verse 9.God bless you all. Walk with king jesus today and forever..
    St. John 3:16-20. Matthew 11ch verse 28-30. Whenever God call us we ought to answer, because that is his holy Spirit dealing with us orr talking to us. Let us hear.


  • Antoine Roberts
    Its the book youve life to me thanks to king David
  • A disciple
    Dear Irene; the Lord Jesus loves you, and doesn't hold any hard feelings about the past; but He said that He wouldn't ever mention those things to us again, after we've turned from them and now do right. We are in very dreadful times, and we all have family members who are out there, still in their sins and in grave danger. We bring them to the Lord in our prayers and stay true friends regardless.

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