Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

New American Standard Bible

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

King James Version

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Holman Bible

Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,
and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

International Standard Version

Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension, and interpretation [of spiritual matters].

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hearken, ye sons, unto the chastening of the father, and pay attention that ye might know understanding.

Julia Smith Translation

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

King James 2000

Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight.

Modern King James verseion

Sons, hear the instruction of a father, and listen in order to know understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hear, O ye children, the fatherly exhortation, and take good heed, that ye may learn wisdom.

NET Bible

Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.

New Heart English Bible

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

The Emphasized Bible

Hear, ye sons, the correction of a father, and attend, that ye may know understanding.

Webster

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

World English Bible

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

Youngs Literal Translation

Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
and attend
קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

Context Readings

The Father's Wisdom

1 Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 2 For I give you good doctrine. Forsake ye not my law.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:8

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken to me. I will teach you the fear of LORD.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

just as ye know, as each one of you as a father of his own children, imploring you, and comforting,

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with thee,

Proverbs 5:1

My son, attend to my wisdom. Incline thine ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 6:20-23

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and do not forsake the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 7:4

Say to wisdom, Thou are my sister, and call understanding [thy] kinswoman,

Proverbs 8:32-36

Now therefore, ye sons, hearken to me. For blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 19:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou may be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Hebrews 2:1

Because of this we ought to give more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest we might slip away.

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