Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues 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, healing and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. 24 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.


Cross References

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

Matthew 12:34-35

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45

The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children's children -- "

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not escape from your sight, but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares are in the way of the obstinate and willful; he who guards himself will be far from them.

Proverbs 23:19

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way [of the Lord].

Proverbs 28:26

He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt.

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, [that is] out of the hearts of men, come base and wicked thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery,

Mark 14:38

Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Hebrews 12:15

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it -- "

James 1:14-15

But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).

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