Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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].

Bible in Basic English

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

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!

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, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off. 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart, 20 Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,



Cross References

Proverbs 4:10-23

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life are multiplied to thee.

Proverbs 6:6

Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 23:12

Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:26

Give, my son, thy heart to me, And let thine eyes watch my ways.

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