Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen (and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known to thy sons and to thy sons' sons),

New American Standard Bible

"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

King James Version

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

Holman Bible

"Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don't forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don't slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

International Standard Version

Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren.

A Conservative Version

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but make them known to thy sons and thy son's sons--

American Standard Version

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but make them known unto thy children and thy children's children;

Amplified

Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children's children -- "

Bible in Basic English

Only take care, and keep watch on your soul, for fear that the things which your eyes have seen go from your memory and from your heart all the days of your life; but let the knowledge of them be given to your children and to your children's children;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, take heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but teach them to thy sons and thy sons' sons.

Julia Smith Translation

Only watch to thyself and watch thy soul greatly, lest thou. shalt forget the words which thine eyes saw, and lest they shall remove from thy heart all the days of thy life: and make them known to thy sons and to the sons of thy sons.

King James 2000

Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons, and your sons' sons;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Modern King James verseion

Only take heed to yourself and keep your soul carefully, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. But teach them to your sons, and your sons' sons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed to thyself therefore only and keep thy soul diligently, that thou forget not the things which thine eyes have seen, and that they depart not out of thine heart, all the days of thine life: but teach them thy sons, and thy son's sons.

NET Bible

Again, however, pay very careful attention, lest you forget the things you have seen and disregard them for the rest of your life; instead teach them to your children and grandchildren.

New Heart English Bible

Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children;

The Emphasized Bible

Only take thou heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently, so that thou forget not the things which thine own eyes have seen, and so that they go not out of thy heart, all the days of thy life, - but thou shalt make them known unto thy sons and unto thy son's sons: -

Webster

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou shouldst forget the things which thy eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons' sons:

World English Bible

Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children;

Youngs Literal Translation

'Only, take heed to thyself, and watch thy soul exceedingly, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from thy heart, all days of thy life; and thou hast made them known to thy sons, and to thy sons' sons.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

to thyself, and keep
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

lest thou forget
שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

the things
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

all the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of thy life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Call To Obedience

8 And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day? 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen (and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known to thy sons and to thy sons' sons), 10 the day that thou stoodest before Jehovah thy God in Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, Gather me the people together, that I may cause them to hear my words, that they may learn them, and fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and teach them to their children.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 6:7

and thou shalt impress them on thy sons, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Genesis 18:19

For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.

Deuteronomy 4:23

Take heed to yourselves lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which he made with you, and make yourselves a graven image, the form of anything which Jehovah thy God hath forbidden thee.

Deuteronomy 11:19

And ye shall teach them unto your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up;

Ephesians 6:4

And ye fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The hidden things belong to Jehovah our God; but the revealed ones are ours and our children's for ever, to do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 32:46

he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words that I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to take heed to do, all the words of this law.

Proverbs 4:20-23

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

Exodus 13:8-9

And thou shalt inform thy son in that day, saying, It is because of what Jehovah did to me when I came out of Egypt.

Exodus 13:14-16

And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say to him, With a powerful hand Jehovah brought us out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 4:15

And take great heed to your souls (for ye saw no form on the day that Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire),

Deuteronomy 31:19

And now, write ye this song, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

Joshua 1:18

Every one that is rebellious against thy commandment and hearkeneth not to thy words in everything that thou commandest us, shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.

Joshua 4:6-7

that this may be a sign in your midst. When your children ask hereafter, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

Joshua 4:21

And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What mean these stones?

Psalm 34:11-16

Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

Psalm 71:18

Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto this generation, thy might to every one that is to come.

Psalm 78:3-8

Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us:

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Proverbs 1:8

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

Proverbs 3:1-3

My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart observe my commandments;

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 4:1-13

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

Proverbs 7:1

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Luke 8:18

Take heed therefore how ye hear; for whosoever has, to him shall be given, and whosoever has not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him.

Hebrews 2:1

For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things we have heard, lest in any way we should slip away.

Hebrews 2:3

how shall we escape if we have been negligent of so great salvation, which, having had its commencement in being spoken of by the Lord, has been confirmed to us by those who have heard;

James 2:22

Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and that by works faith was perfected.

Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and keep it and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I shall come upon thee.

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