Proverbs 6:20
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English Standard Version
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

English Revised Version
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this verse is continued the description of the subject, only once returning to the particip. The clauses are arranged independently, but logically according to the complex conception of the subject. תּהפּכות .tce are just the knaveries, i.e., the malicious wickedness which comes to light in word and deportment as עקשׁות פה. Regarding the double figure of the smithy and of agriculture underlying חרשׁ, machinari, vid., at Proverbs 3:29, and regarding the omission of the הוּא to חרשׁ, at Psalm 7:10. The phrase שׁלּח מדנים (as Proverbs 6:19, Proverbs 16:28), to let loose disputes, so that they break forth, reminds us rather of the unfettering of the winds by Aeolus than of the casting in of the apple of discord. Instead of מדנים the Kerı̂ has מדינים; on the other hand, מדנים remains uncorrected Proverbs 6:19; Proverbs 10:12. The form מדינים occurs once, Proverbs 18:18, and its constr. מדיני once, Proverbs 19:13. Everywhere else the text has מדונים, for which the Kerı̂ has מדינים, Proverbs 18:19; Proverbs 21:9, Proverbs 21:19; Proverbs 23:29; Proverbs 25:24; Proverbs 26:21; Proverbs 27:15. The forms מדין and מדן are also recognised: the former stands alone without any analogous example; the latter is compared at least with מצד, Arab. masâd (Psalmen, p. 163, 3). Probably these two forms are warranted by Genesis 25:2, cf. Genesis 37:28, Genesis 37:36, where מדין and מדן occur as the names of two sons of Abraham by Keturah. But the national name מדינים is no reason for the seven times laying aside of the regular form מדונים, i.e., מדונים, which is the plur. of מדון after the forms מאורים, מעורים, although מדוּנים, after the forms מבוּשׁים, מצוּקים, is also found.

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Proverbs 1:8,9 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother...

Proverbs 7:1-4 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you...

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that...

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Proverbs 1:8
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you;

Jeremiah 35:8
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters,

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