New Living Translation
My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's instruction.
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.
Proverbs 6:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:20 The law - The word of God, which thy parents delivered to thee.
LibraryThe Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake, …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
In Death and after Death
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don't neglect your mother's instruction.
Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands.
So we have obeyed him in all these things. We have never had a drink of wine to this day, nor have our wives, our sons, or our daughters.
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