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Proverbs 4


Proverbs 4:1 Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
Proverbs 4:2 For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
Proverbs 4:3 When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,
Proverbs 4:4 Then he taught me and said to me," Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;
Proverbs 4:5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 4:6 "Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.
Proverbs 4:7 "The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:8 "Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her.
Proverbs 4:9 "She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty."
Proverbs 4:10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.
Proverbs 4:11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble.
Proverbs 4:13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.
Proverbs 4:14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.
Proverbs 4:15 Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.
Proverbs 4:16 For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.
Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.
Proverbs 4:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
Proverbs 4:21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.
Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.
Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.
Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
Proverbs 4:26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.
Proverbs 4:27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.


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Proverbs 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. Proverbs 4:1 Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, Proverbs 4:1 ἀκούσατε παῖδες παιδείαν πατρὸς καὶ προσέχετε γνῶναι ἔννοιαν
Proverbs 4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:2 For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction. Proverbs 4:2 δῶρον γὰρ ἀγαθὸν δωροῦμαι ὑμῖν τὸν ἐμὸν νόμον μὴ ἐγκαταλίπητε
Proverbs 4:3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. Proverbs 4:3 When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, Proverbs 4:3 υἱὸς γὰρ ἐγενόμην κἀγὼ πατρὶ ὑπήκοος καὶ ἀγαπώμενος ἐν προσώπῳ μητρός
Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Proverbs 4:4 Then he taught me and said to me," Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live; Proverbs 4:4 οἳ ἔλεγον καὶ ἐδίδασκόν με ἐρειδέτω ὁ ἡμέτερος λόγος εἰς σὴν καρδίαν
Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Proverbs 4:5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Proverbs 4:5 φύλασσε ἐντολάς μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ μηδὲ παρίδῃς ῥῆσιν ἐμοῦ στόματος
Proverbs 4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Proverbs 4:6 "Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you. Proverbs 4:6 μηδὲ ἐγκαταλίπῃς αὐτήν καὶ ἀνθέξεταί σου ἐράσθητι αὐτῆς καὶ τηρήσει σε
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 "The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 LXX differs
Proverbs 4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. Proverbs 4:8 "Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her. Proverbs 4:8 περιχαράκωσον αὐτήν καὶ ὑψώσει σε τίμησον αὐτήν ἵνα σε περιλάβῃ
Proverbs 4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Proverbs 4:9 "She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty." Proverbs 4:9 ἵνα δῷ τῇ σῇ κεφαλῇ στέφανον χαρίτων στεφάνῳ δὲ τρυφῆς ὑπερασπίσῃ σου
Proverbs 4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. Proverbs 4:10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many. Proverbs 4:10 ἄκουε υἱέ καὶ δέξαι ἐμοὺς λόγους καὶ πληθυνθήσεται ἔτη ζωῆς σου ἵνα σοι γένωνται πολλαὶ ὁδοὶ βίου
Proverbs 4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. Proverbs 4:11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. Proverbs 4:11 ὁδοὺς γὰρ σοφίας διδάσκω σε ἐμβιβάζω δέ σε τροχιαῖς ὀρθαῖς
Proverbs 4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble. Proverbs 4:12 ἐὰν γὰρ πορεύῃ οὐ συγκλεισθήσεταί σου τὰ διαβήματα ἐὰν δὲ τρέχῃς οὐ κοπιάσεις
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Proverbs 4:13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life. Proverbs 4:13 ἐπιλαβοῦ ἐμῆς παιδείας μὴ ἀφῇς ἀλλὰ φύλαξον αὐτὴν σεαυτῷ εἰς ζωήν σου
Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:14 ὁδοὺς ἀσεβῶν μὴ ἐπέλθῃς μηδὲ ζηλώσῃς ὁδοὺς παρανόμων
Proverbs 4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. Proverbs 4:15 Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on. Proverbs 4:15 ἐν ᾧ ἂν τόπῳ στρατοπεδεύσωσιν μὴ ἐπέλθῃς ἐκεῖ ἔκκλινον δὲ ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν καὶ παράλλαξον
Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. Proverbs 4:16 For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. Proverbs 4:16 οὐ γὰρ μὴ ὑπνώσωσιν ἐὰν μὴ κακοποιήσωσιν ἀφῄρηται ὁ ὕπνος αὐτῶν καὶ οὐ κοιμῶνται
Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence. Proverbs 4:17 οἵδε γὰρ σιτοῦνται σῖτα ἀσεβείας οἴνῳ δὲ παρανόμῳ μεθύσκονται
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. Proverbs 4:18 αἱ δὲ ὁδοὶ τῶν δικαίων ὁμοίως φωτὶ λάμπουσιν προπορεύονται καὶ φωτίζουσιν ἕως κατορθώσῃ ἡ ἡμέρα
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:19 αἱ δὲ ὁδοὶ τῶν ἀσεβῶν σκοτειναί οὐκ οἴδασιν πῶς προσκόπτουσιν
Proverbs 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Proverbs 4:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Proverbs 4:20 υἱέ ἐμῇ ῥήσει πρόσεχε τοῖς δὲ ἐμοῖς λόγοις παράβαλε σὸν οὖς
Proverbs 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. Proverbs 4:21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. Proverbs 4:21 ὅπως μὴ ἐκλίπωσίν σε αἱ πηγαί σου φύλασσε αὐτὰς ἐν σῇ καρδίᾳ
Proverbs 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. Proverbs 4:22 ζωὴ γάρ ἐστιν τοῖς εὑρίσκουσιν αὐτὰς καὶ πάσῃ σαρκὶ ἴασις
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 πάσῃ φυλακῇ τήρει σὴν καρδίαν ἐκ γὰρ τούτων ἔξοδοι ζωῆς
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you. Proverbs 4:24 περίελε σεαυτοῦ σκολιὸν στόμα καὶ ἄδικα χείλη μακρὰν ἀπὸ σοῦ ἄπωσαι
Proverbs 4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Proverbs 4:25 οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ὀρθὰ βλεπέτωσαν τὰ δὲ βλέφαρά σου νευέτω δίκαια
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Proverbs 4:26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. Proverbs 4:26 ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσὶν καὶ τὰς ὁδούς σου κατεύθυνε
Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. Proverbs 4:27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:27 μὴ ἐκκλίνῃς εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ μηδὲ εἰς τὰ ἀριστερά ἀπόστρεψον δὲ σὸν πόδα ἀπὸ ὁδοῦ κακῆς ~ ὁδοὺς γὰρ τὰς ἐκ δεξιῶν οἶδεν ὁ θεός διεστραμμέναι δέ εἰσιν αἱ ἐξ ἀριστερῶν ~ αὐτὸς δὲ ὀρθὰς ποιήσει τὰς τροχιάς σου τὰς δὲ πορείας σου ἐν εἰρήνῃ προάξει

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