Proverbs 4:23

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Keepe thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it {flow} the springs of life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And keep watch over your heart with all care; so you will have life.
- Basic English Bible

Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Darby Bible

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Webster's Bible

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.
- World English Bible

Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it [are] the outgoings of life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Above all that thou guardest keep thy heart; for out of it are the issues of life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:23


4:23 Heart - Thy thoughts, will, and affections. For - From thence proceed all the actions, as of the natural, so of the spiritual life, which lead to eternal life.


Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Deacon shenberger
    this is really great to live by
  • Steve morrow
    *****PROVERBS 4:19 THE WAY OF THE WICKED IS AS DARKNESS THEY KNOW NOT AT WHAT THEY STUMBLE*****PROVERBS 16:25 THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH 1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 NOW I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN BY THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT YOU ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING AND THAT THERE BE NO DIVISONS AMONG YOU BUT THAT YOU BE PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER.....
  • Mukisa francis
    Proverb 4:7
    It reminds me to seek God to give me wisdom, because wisdom is the thing that everyone needs, pasters, presidents and all people need wisdom, so when you pray ask God to give you wisdom!!!!
  • Rosemary
    How we should al live but only by Gods strength can we live this way
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 23: What is the heart, but our own imagination. Matt. 12:35, out of the good treasure of the heart we "bring forth" good things. Prov 23:7, as we think in our heart (as we imagine) so are we. We literally create our own life by thinking like God thinks, or we ruin our lives by planting negative in our imagination. Plant what you want to harvest. We reap what we sow.
  • Jayden
    This teaches you a lot about the way people were just let God and the Lord take the wheel for a change