Proverbs 4:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.

New Living Translation
For I, too, was once my father’s son, tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.

English Standard Version
When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,

Berean Study Bible
When I was a son to my father, tender and the only child of my mother,

New American Standard Bible
When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,

NASB 1995
When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,

NASB 1977
When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,

Amplified Bible
When I was a son with my father (David), Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother (Bathsheba),

Christian Standard Bible
When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother,

Contemporary English Version
When I was still very young and my mother's favorite child, my father

Good News Translation
When I was only a little boy, my parents' only son,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I was a boy [learning] from my father, when I was a tender and only child of my mother,

International Standard Version
When I was a son to my father, not yet strong and an only son to my mother,

NET Bible
When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

New King James Version
When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,

King James 2000 Bible
For I was my father's son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother.

New Heart English Bible
For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child 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.

American King James Version
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

American Standard Version
For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

A Faithful Version
For I was my father's son, tender and the 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.

English Revised Version
For I was a son unto my father, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For I was my fathers sonne, tender and deare in the sight of my mother,

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For when I my selfe was my fathers deare sonne, and tenderly beloued of my mother:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For when I myself was my fathers deare sonne, and tenderly beloued of my mother,
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
For I have been a son to my father—tender, "" And an only one before my mother.

Young's Literal Translation
For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.

Smith's Literal Translation
For I was son to my father; tender and only before the face of my mother.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For I also was my father's son, tender and as an only son in the sight of my mother:

Catholic Public Domain Version
For I, too, was the son of my father, tender and an only son in the sight of my mother.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
For I have been a delightful son to my father and an only child in the presence of my mother.

Lamsa Bible
For I was also a son to my father, tender and the only begotten in the sight of my mother.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For I was a son unto my father, Tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I also was a son obedient to my father, and loved in the sight of my mother:








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