Proverbs 4:1

“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heare, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Hear, {O} sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear, `my' sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
- Basic English Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;
- Darby Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
- World English Bible

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:1


4:1 A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and affection for you.


Discussion for Proverbs 4:1

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