New Living Translation
For I, too, was once my father's son, tenderly loved as my mother's only child.
King James Bible
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Darby Bible Translation
For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
World English Bible
For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
Young's Literal Translation
For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
Proverbs 4:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:3 Tender - Young and tender in years, and tenderly educated. Only beloved - Beloved above all the rest.
LibraryThe Great Reservoir
A sermon (No. 179) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 21, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens, by C. H. Spurgeon. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."--Proverbs 4:23. If I should vainly attempt to fashion my discourse after lofty models, I should this morning compare the human heart to the ancient city of Thebes, out of whose hundred gates multitudes of warriors were wont to march. As was the city, such were her armies, as was her inward strength, …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Aggravated Guilt of Him who Delivered Christ to Pilate.
The Great Reservoir
1 Chronicles 22:5
David said, "My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the LORD must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now." So David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death.
1 Chronicles 29:1
Then King David turned to the entire assembly and said, "My son Solomon, whom God has clearly chosen as the next king of Israel, is still young and inexperienced. The work ahead of him is enormous, for the Temple he will build is not for mere mortals--it is for the LORD God himself!
"Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.
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