Proverbs 4:1
Modern Translations
New International Version
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

New Living Translation
My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,

English Standard Version
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

Berean Study Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Listen, my sons, to the instruction of a father, And pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

NASB 1995
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

NASB 1977
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

Amplified Bible
Hear, O children, the instruction of a father, And pay attention [and be willing to learn] so that you may gain understanding and intelligent discernment.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen, sons, to a father’s discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my sons, to a father's discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

Contemporary English Version
My child, listen closely to my teachings and learn common sense.

Good News Translation
My children, listen to what your father teaches you. Pay attention, and you will have understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sons, listen to [your] father's discipline, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

International Standard Version
Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

NET Bible
Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

New King James Version
Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

New Heart English Bible
Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

World English Bible
Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

American King James Version
Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

American Standard Version
Hear, my'sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:

A Faithful Version
O children, hear the instruction of a father, and be attentive in order to know understanding,

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;

English Revised Version
Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding:

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Heare, O ye children, the instruction of a father, and giue eare to learne vnderstanding.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Heare O ye chyldren a fatherly instruction, & take good heede, that ye may learne vnderstanding.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Heare (O ye children) the fatherly exortacio, & take good hede, that ye maye lerne wysdome.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Hear, you sons, the instruction of a father, "" And give attention to know understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.

Smith's Literal Translation
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend that you may know prudence.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Listen, sons, to the discipline of a father, and pay attention, so that you may know prudence.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Hear, children, the instruction of a father, and listen to knowledge and understanding.

Lamsa Bible
HEAR, O my children, the instruction of a father, and give ear to knowledge and understanding.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.








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