New American Standard Bible
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
King James Bible
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
Darby Bible Translation
for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law.
World English Bible
for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.
Young's Literal Translation
For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Doctrine - Knowledge orally given and received.
LibraryKeeping and Kept
'Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.'--PROVERBS iv. 23. 'Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.'--1 PETER 1. 5. The former of these texts imposes a stringent duty, the latter promises divine help to perform it. The relation between them is that between the Law and the Gospel. The Law commands, the Gospel gives power to obey. The Law pays no attention to man's weakness, and points no finger to the source of strength. Its office is to set clearly …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hold Fast
Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.
"For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'
"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,
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