Proverbs 4:13

“Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not goe; keepe her, for she is thy life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: Keep her; for she is thy life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take learning in your hands, do not let her go: keep her, for she is your life.
- Basic English Bible

Take fast hold of instruction, let [her] not go: keep her, for she is thy life.
- Darby Bible

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
- Webster's Bible

Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.
- World English Bible

Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she [is] thy life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Bruce
    Debra: Where in The Bible does it say The Holy Spirit is our mother? Blasphemy against The Holy Ghost is never Forgiving:Mark 3:29
  • A disciple
    "The woman being deceived was in the transgression." That's why it is not permitted for women to teach, nor to exercise dominion over the man; but is commanded to be under obedience. The Holy Spirit IS NOT the "feminine essence" of God! That is carnal and unclean thinking! God is a Spirit! Mankind is flesh, and therefore was given by God to be male and female, FOR LIFE ON EARTH!
  • Debra Denise Dunlap
    Wisdom is "she." The HOLY SPIRIT is the feminine essence of YHWH. Honour thy Heavenly FATHER and thy Spiritual MOTHER, the HOLY SPIRIT, so that thy days may be long upon the land our LORD, thy God giveth thee. Selah
  • I AM
    Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
  • Stephen



    Deberá Denise Dunlap , "You do err concerning the Scriptures" as Jesus told the Sadducees. What you have written, if not in ignorance, is blasphemous. Please read God's word and know that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead and is masculine.


    Deberá Denise Dunlap
  • A disciple
    Here comes another one! It is amazing to me how without fear of God so many people are! THE HOLY GHOST IS REFERRED TO BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS "HE" AND "HIM." The female was created for the male, for things pertaining to THIS WORLD. The woman was beguiled by the serpent because she was allured by the evil thoughts of slander, blaspheme and envying, as if she was owed it of God!

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