Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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 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 Sons, hear the instruction of a father, and listen in order to know understanding. 2 For I give you good teaching; do not forsake my law.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:8

My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother;

Psalm 34:11

Come, listen to me, my sons; I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

even as you know how we exhorted and comforted and testified to each one of you, as a father to his children,

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you will receive my words and hide my commandments with you,

Proverbs 5:1

My son, listen to my wisdom; bow your ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 6:20-23

My son, keep your father's commandments, and do not forsake the law of your mother;

Proverbs 7:4

Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinsman,

Proverbs 8:32-36

And now listen to me, O sons; for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 19:20

Hear advice, and receive instruction, so that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 22:17

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge.

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.



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