Proverbs 4:13
Modern Translations
New International Version
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

New Living Translation
Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.

English Standard Version
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Berean Study Bible
Hold on to instruction; do not let go. Guard it, for it is your life.

New American Standard Bible
Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

NASB 1995
Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

NASB 1977
Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

Amplified Bible
Take hold of instruction; [actively seek it, grip it firmly and] do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

Christian Standard Bible
Hold on to instruction; don’t let go. Guard it, for it is your life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hold on to instruction; don't let go. Guard it, for it is your life.

Contemporary English Version
Hold firmly to my teaching and never let go. It will mean life for you.

Good News Translation
Always remember what you have learned. Your education is your life--guard it well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cling to discipline. Do not relax your grip on it. Keep it because it is your life.

International Standard Version
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!

NET Bible
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; protect it, because it is your life.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

New King James Version
Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.

King James 2000 Bible
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

New Heart English Bible
Take firm hold of instruction. Do not let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

World English Bible
Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

American King James Version
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

American Standard Version
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: Keep her; for she is thy life.

A Faithful Version
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; keep her, for she is your life.

Darby Bible Translation
Take fast hold of instruction, let [her] not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

English Revised Version
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Take holde of instruction, and leaue not: keepe her, for shee is thy life.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Take fast holde of doctrine, and let her not go: kepe her, for she is thy life.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Take fast holde of doctryne, let her not go: kepe her, for she is thy life.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, "" Keep her, for she [is] your life.

Young's Literal Translation
Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she is thy life.

Smith's Literal Translation
Lay hold upon instruction, thou shalt not let go: guard her for she is thy life.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Take hold on instruction, leave it not: keep it, because it is thy life.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Take hold of discipline. Do not dismiss it. Guard it, for it is your life.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Hold my instruction fast and do not forsake her; keep her because she is your life.

Lamsa Bible
Take fast hold of my instruction, and do not forsake her; keep her, for she is your life.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go; Keep her, for she is thy life.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take hold of my instruction; let it not go, - but keep it for thyself for thy life.








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