Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And he taught me, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

New American Standard Bible

Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

King James Version

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Holman Bible

he taught me and said:
“Your heart must hold on to my words.
Keep my commands and live.

International Standard Version

he taught me and told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live!

American Standard Version

And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live;

Amplified

He taught me and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live.

Bible in Basic English

And he gave me teaching, saying to me, Keep my words in your heart; keep my rules so that you may have life:

Darby Translation

And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He taught me and said unto me, Sustain thine heart with my words; keep my commandments, and live.

Julia Smith Translation

And he taught me, and he will say to me, Thy heart shall hold fast my words: watch my commands and live.

King James 2000

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live.

Modern King James verseion

He also taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words, keep my commandments and live.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

he taught me also, saying, "Let thine heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.

NET Bible

he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.

New Heart English Bible

He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

The Emphasized Bible

So he taught me, and said to me - Let thy heart, lay hold of my words, Keep my commandments and live!

Webster

He taught me also, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

World English Bible

He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He taught
ירא ירה 
Yarah 
Usage: 83

me also, and said

Usage: 0

תּמך 
Tamak 
Usage: 21

my words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

Images Proverbs 4:4

Prayers for Proverbs 4:4

Context Readings

The Father's Wisdom

3 For I was a son to my father, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 4 And he taught me, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forget, nor decline from the words of my mouth.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:2

Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Ephesians 6:4

And ye fathers, do not exasperate your children, but rear them in the training and admonition of Lord.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my law, but let thy heart keep my commandments.

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear, and your soul shall live. And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the {faithful holy things (LXX/NT)} of David.

Genesis 18:19

For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of LORD, to do righteousness and justice, to the end that LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoke

Leviticus 18:3-5

Ye shall not do after the doings of the land of Egypt, in which ye dwelt, and ye shall not do after the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you, nor shall ye walk in their statutes.

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--

Deuteronomy 6:6

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart.

1 Chronicles 22:11-16

Now, my son, LORD be with thee, and prosper thou, and build the house of LORD thy God as he has spoken concerning thee.

Psalm 119:11

I have laid thy word up in my heart that I might not sin against thee.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.

John 12:50

And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore what things I speak, just as the Father has said to me, so I speak.

2 Timothy 1:5

taking memory of the non-hypocritical faith in thee, which first dwelt in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that is in thee also.

2 Timothy 3:15

And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 5:9

And having been fully perfected, he became the source of eternal salvation to all those who obey him,

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