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

  • Jean (Trebor) Forbes
    BE OBEDIENT TO THE WORD, PRAY, AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, FOR THE FLESH IS WEAK AND WE MUST DAILY STRENGTHEN SELF TO DISCERN
  • Joe Diggs
    Proverbs 1 inclines us to seek wisdom at every turn and capitalize off understanding on convenient terms for our own purposes as opposed to aligning our faith with God's promise. The premise is on being consistent out of gratitude. Understanding it's all a blessing as we live and learn.
  • Marcel
    I thinking that God wants us to love and honour him willfully, in spite of fear, we should abide in His word , because it makes our lives a little easier to navigate, and gives us the ability to help others, and mature in the process of Him perfecting us. He loves us in spite of our faults and forgives, and is just and fair what more could we ask for.
  • Julie
    Makes me think if learning Thank God for Teachers I am with a learning disability and feel as Jesus helps me me.
  • Steve
    The principle thing is to get the fear of the Lord or wisdom fear is wisdom for without the fear of God no man departs from evil this is the message Solomon is trying to covey to the reader when you have that kind of fear or wisdom it will go well with you
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus for he is wonderful their is No one like him no place he sees a nd know all it is nothing he cannot do no man man can come to Jesus unless he draws them no man can hear him unless he open up his spiritual hearing no one can.we say we love Jesus how can we say that when we cannot even love the ones the Lord Jesus has put in our life we lie and their is no truth in us
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