Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, my son, and be wise, guiding your heart in the right way

New American Standard Bible

Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

King James Version

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Holman Bible

Listen, my son, and be wise;
keep your mind on the right course.

International Standard Version

Listen, my son, and be wise, commit yourself to live God's way.

American Standard Version

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way.

Amplified

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way [of the Lord].

Darby Translation

Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and straighten thy heart in the way.

Julia Smith Translation

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart right in the way.

King James 2000

Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You, my child, hear and be wise, and direct your heart on the road

Modern King James verseion

My son, hear and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My son, give ear and be wise, so shall thine heart prosper in the way.

NET Bible

Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way.

New Heart English Bible

Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.

The Emphasized Bible

Hear, thou, my son, and be wise, and lead forward, in duty, thy heart.

Webster

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the way.

World English Bible

Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path!

Youngs Literal Translation

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
thou, my son

Usage: 0

and be wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

and guide
אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

Verse Info

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

18 For without doubt there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. 19 Give ear, my son, and be wise, guiding your heart in the right way 20 Do not be among those who give themselves to wine-drinking, or among those who make themselves full with meat:



Cross References

Proverbs 4:10-23

Give ear, O my son, and let your heart be open to my sayings; and long life will be yours.

Proverbs 6:6

Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:

Proverbs 9:6

Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

Give your heart to teaching, and your ears to the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes take delight in my ways.

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