Proverbs 4:1 {2}
Good News Translation
My children, listen to what your father teaches you. Pay attention, and you will have understanding.

Contemporary English Version
My child, listen closely to my teachings and learn common sense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.

New American Bible
Hear, O children, a father’s instruction, be attentive, that you may gain understanding!

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I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.

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Proverbs 2:1-5 That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know prudence. . . .

Proverbs 5:1 That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman.

Proverbs 7:4 That she may keep thee from the woman that is not thine, and from the stranger who sweeteneth her words.

Proverbs 8:32-36 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. . . .

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 22:17 Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard lest perhaps we should let them slip.

Context
A Father's Instruction
1I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.2For I also was my father's son, tender, and as an only son in the sight of my mother:…
Cross References
Psalm 34:11
Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 1:2
To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity:

Proverbs 1:8
That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck.

Proverbs 2:2
For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:

Proverbs 8:33
Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors.

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.

Jeremiah 35:8
Therefore we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all things that he commanded us: so as to drink no wine all our days: neither we, nor our wives, nor our sons, nor our daughters:

Additional Translations
Listen, my sons, to the instruction of a father; pay attention and gain understanding.Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Hear, my'sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;

Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding:

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
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