Proverbs 4:20 {21}
Good News Translation
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words.

Contemporary English Version
My child, listen carefully to everything I say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy heart:

New American Bible
My son, to my words be attentive, to my sayings incline your ear;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy heart:

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

Proverbs 6:20,21 Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck. . . .

Proverbs 7:1 Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live: and my law as the apple of thy eye:

Psalm 78:1 Understanding for Asaph. Attend, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 90:12 Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear and come to me: hear and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mercies of David.

Matthew 17:5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.

Context
A Father's Instruction
19My son, hearken to my words, and incline thy ear to my sayings. 20Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy heart:21For they are life to those that find them, and health to all flesh.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:2
For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:

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

Additional Translations
My son, pay attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.

My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings.

My son, attend to my speech; and apply thine ear to my words:

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

My son, attend to my words; incline thy ear to my sayings.

My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.

My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,
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