Proverbs 6:20

“My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
- American Standard Version (1901)

My son, keep the rule of your father, and have in memory the teaching of your mother:
- Basic English Bible

My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Darby Bible

My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
- Webster's Bible

My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.
- World English Bible

Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 6:20


6:20 The law - The word of God, which thy parents delivered to thee.


Discussion for Proverbs 6

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 6:20 MY SON KEEP THY FATHERS COMMANDMENT AND FORSAKE NOT THE LAW OF THY MOTHER 6:21 BIND THEM CONTINUALLY UPON THINE HEART AND TIE THEM AROUND THY NECK 6:22 WHEN THOU GOEST IT SHALL LEAD THEE WHEN THOU SLEEPEST IT SHALL KEEP THEE AND WHEN THOU AWAKEST --- IT SHALL TALK WITH THEE --- 6:23 FOR THE COMMANDMENT IS A LAMP AND THE LAW IS LIGHT AND REPROOFS OF INSTRUCTION ARE THE WAY OF LIFE
  • Lilian
    Go to the Ant though sluggard consider her ways and be wise. In life we can't be lazy we can't reap without sowing. Therefore God has given us an asset to use. Lets praise Jesus for He is the only Jehova Jireh THE LORD MY PRIVIDER. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us amen
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 6:16 THESES SIX THINGS DOES THE LORD HATE YEA SEVEN ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO HIM 6:17 A PROUD LOOK --- A LYING TONGUE --- AND HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD 6:18 --- AN HEART THAT DEVISETH WICKED IMAGINATIONS --- FEET THAT BE SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF 6:19 --- A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES --- AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life psalm 119:142 thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness and thy law is the truth john 1:4 in HIM was life and the life was the light of men JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL 20 FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 6:16 these six things does the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination to him 17 a proud look ---a lying tongue---and hands that shed innocent blood 18 an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations feet that be swift in running to mischief 19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN

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