Proverbs 4 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 4


Proverbs 4:1

Hear, [my] sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:

Proverbs 4:2

For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law.

Proverbs 4:3

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

Proverbs 4:4

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

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;

Proverbs 4:6

Forsake her not, and she will preserve thee; Love her, and she will keep thee.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [Therefore] get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:8

Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

Proverbs 4:9

She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee.

Proverbs 4:10

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many.

Proverbs 4:11

I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

Proverbs 4:12

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction; Let her not go: Keep her; For she is thy life.

Proverbs 4:14

Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 4:15

Avoid it, pass not by it; Turn from it, and pass on.

Proverbs 4:16

For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is as darkness: They know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 4:20

My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 4:21

Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee.

Proverbs 4:25

Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Proverbs 4:26

Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 4:27

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: Remove thy foot from evil.

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