Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Hear, my'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.

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

Hear, O children, the instruction of a father,
And pay attention [and be willing to learn] so that you may gain understanding and intelligent discernment.

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;

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, my'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 unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you , and testifying,

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;

Proverbs 5:1

My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 6:20-23

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 7:4

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman:

Proverbs 8:32-36

Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways.

Proverbs 19:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 22:17

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

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .

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