Proverbs 4:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

New Living Translation
My father taught me, “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live.

English Standard Version
he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.

Berean Study Bible
he taught me and said, “Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands and you will live.

New American Standard Bible
He taught me and said to me, “Let your heart take hold of my words; Keep my commandments and live;

NASB 1995
Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

NASB 1977
Then he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Amplified Bible
He taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live.

Christian Standard Bible
he taught me and said, “Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he taught me and said:" Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live.

Contemporary English Version
said to me: "If you follow my teachings and keep them in mind, you will live.

Good News Translation
my father would teach me. He would say, "Remember what I say and never forget it. Do as I tell you, and you will live.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
they used to teach me and say to me, "Cling to my words wholeheartedly. Obey my commands so that you may live.

International Standard Version
he taught me and told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live!

NET Bible
he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

New King James Version
He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.

King James 2000 Bible
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

New Heart English Bible
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

World English Bible
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

American King James Version
He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

American Standard Version
And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live;

A Faithful Version
He also taught me, and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live.

Darby Bible Translation
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.

English Revised Version
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words; keep my commandments, and live:

Webster's Bible Translation
He taught me also, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
When he taught me, and sayde vnto me, Let thine heart holde fast my woordes: keepe my commandements, and thou shalt liue.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
He taught me also and sayde vnto me, let thyne heart receaue my wordes, kepe my commaundementes and thou shalt liue.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
he taught me also, sayenge: let thine herte receaue my wordes, kepe my commaundementes, and thou shalt lyue.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And he directs me, and he says to me: “Let your heart retain my words, "" Keep my commands, and live.

Young's Literal Translation
And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.

Smith's Literal Translation
And he taught me, and he will say to me, Thy heart shall hold fast my words: watch my commands and live.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he taught me, and he also said: “Let your heart accept my words. Keep my precepts, and you shall live.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And he taught me and said to me, "Confirm my word in your heart; keep my commandments and live, and my law like the pupils of the eyes.”

Lamsa Bible
He taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live; and let my law be as the pupil of the eye.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And he taught me, and said unto me: 'Let thy heart hold fast my words, Keep my commandments, and live;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who spoke and instructed me, saying, Let our speech be fixed in thine heart, keep our commandments, forget them not:








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