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

  • 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!
  • Deberá Denise Dunlap
    The Holy Spirit is thy Spiritual Mother, Ruach HaKodesh, The Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, The feminine essence of YHWH. Knowledge without wisdom and truth means nothing. Selah
  • BSP
    Verse 18: The understanding and path of the righteous one is made brighter over time. God progressively makes the path clearer and brighter to his righteous ones.
  • 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.....