Proverbs 4:3 {4}
Good News Translation
When I was only a little boy, my parents' only son,

Contemporary English Version
When I was still very young and my mother's favorite child, my father

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.

New American Bible
When I was my father’s child, tender, the darling of my mother,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.

2 Samuel 12:24,25 And David comforted Bethsabee his wife, and went in unto her, and slept with her: and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon, and the Lord loved him. . . .

1 Kings 1:13-17 Go, and get thee in to king David, and say to him: Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear to me, thy handmaid, saying: Solomon, thy son, shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne? why then doth Adonias reign? . . .

1 Chronicles 3:5 And these sons were born to him in Jerusalem: Simmaa, and Sobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four of Bethsabee the daughter of Ammiel.

1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said: Solomon my son is very young and tender, and the house which I would have to be built to the Lord, must be such as to be renowned in all countries: therefore I will prepare him necessaries. And therefore before his death he prepared all the charges.

1 Chronicles 29:1 And king David said to all the assembly: Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is as yet young and tender: and the work is great, for a house is prepared not for man, but for God.

Jeremiah 10:23 I know, O Lord, that the way of a man is not his: neither is it in a man to walk, and to direct his steps.

Romans 12:16 Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Context
A Father's Instruction
2For I also was my father's son, tender, and as an only son in the sight of my mother: 3And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.4Get wisdom, get prudence: forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:5
And David said: Solomon my son is very young and tender, and the house which I would have to be built to the Lord, must be such as to be renowned in all countries: therefore I will prepare him necessaries. And therefore before his death he prepared all the charges.

1 Chronicles 29:1
And king David said to all the assembly: Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is as yet young and tender: and the work is great, for a house is prepared not for man, but for God.

Zechariah 12:10
And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn.

Additional Translations
When I was a son to my father, tender and the only child of my mother,For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

For I also was a son obedient to my father, and loved in the sight of my mother:

For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.

For I was a son unto my father, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.

For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
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