King James Version
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Darby Bible Translation
My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
World English Bible
My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.
Young's Literal Translation
Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
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My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:Proverbs 6:20 Parallel Commentaries
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In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments …
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My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
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Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
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