Proverbs 6:20
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New American Standard Bible
My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

King James Bible
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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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
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 5.) Differently to be admonished are subjects and prelates: the former that subjection crush them not, the latter that superior place elate them not: the former that they fail not to fulfil what is commanded them, the latter that they command not more to be fulfilled than is just: the former that they submit humbly, the latter that they preside temperately. For this, which may be understood also figuratively, is said to the former, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: but to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
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 do not forsake your mother's teaching;

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you.

Jeremiah 35:8
"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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