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

  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.
  • Vincent
    I like what have been said
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSELS AND KNOWLEDGE --22:21--THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF -- THE WORDS OF TRUTH --THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH

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