New International Version
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
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.
Proverbs 4:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear, ye children - Come, my pupils, and hear how a father instructed his child. Such as I received from my father I give to you, and they were the teachings of a wise and affectionate parent to his only son, a peculiar object of his regards, and also those of a fond mother.
He introduces the subject thus, to show that the teaching he received, and which he was about to give them, was the most excellent of its kind. By this he ensured their attention, and made his way to their heart. Teaching by precept is good; teaching by example is better; but teaching both by precept and example is best of all.
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'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is …
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Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
You say to God, 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'
"If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine
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