Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.

New American Standard Bible

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

King James Version

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Holman Bible

Guard your heart above all else,
for it is the source of life.

International Standard Version

Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life.

American Standard Version

Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.

Amplified

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Bible in Basic English

And keep watch over your heart with all care; so you will have life.

Darby Translation

Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.

Julia Smith Translation

Guard thy heart with all watching, for from it the goings forth of life.

King James 2000

Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

With all vigilance, keep your heart, for from it [comes] the source of life.

Modern King James verseion

Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Keep thine heart with all diligence, for thereupon hangeth life.

NET Bible

Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.

New Heart English Bible

Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.

The Emphasized Bible

Above all that must be guarded, keep thou thy heart, for, out of it, are the issues of life.

Webster

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

World English Bible

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.

Youngs Literal Translation

Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it are the outgoings of life.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
with all diligence
משׁמר 
Mishmar 
Usage: 22

for out of it are the issues
תּצאה תּוצאה 
Towtsa'ah 
Usage: 23

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 4:23

References

Hastings

Images Proverbs 4:23

Prayers for Proverbs 4:23

Context Readings

Staying The Course

22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a wayward mouth, and put perverse lips far from thee.


Cross References

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom [is] the principal thing. Get wisdom, yea, with all thy getting get understanding.

Matthew 12:34-35

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good, and the bad man out of the bad treasure of his heart brings forth the bad, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it?

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart comes forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, FALSE witnessings, revilings.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but make them known to thy sons and thy son's sons--

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts,

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from thine eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious woman obtains honor, and aggressive men obtain riches.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of a perverse man. He who keeps his soul shall be far from them.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of a perverse man. He who keeps his soul shall be far from them.

Proverbs 28:26

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches [were] kept by the owner of it to his hurt.

Mark 7:21-23

For from inside the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts,

Mark 14:38

Watch ye and pray that ye may not enter into temptation. Truly, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Hebrews 12:15

Looking carefully lest any man fall short, away from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness sprouting up would cause trouble, and by this many may be defiled,

James 1:14-15

But each man is tempted by his own lust, being drawn away and enticed.

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