Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

King James Version

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Holman Bible

Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

International Standard Version

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth!

A Conservative Version

Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forget, nor decline from the words of my mouth.

American Standard Version

Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;

Amplified

Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.

Bible in Basic English

Get wisdom, get true knowledge; keep it in memory, do not be turned away from the words of my mouth.

Darby Translation

Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Julia Smith Translation

Obtain wisdom, obtain understanding: thou shalt not forget, and thou shalt not decline from the words of my mouth.

King James 2000

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither turn away from the words of my mouth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth.

Modern King James verseion

Get wisdom, get understanding; forget not; nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Get thee wisdom, get thee understanding, forget not the words of my mouth, and shrink not from them.

NET Bible

Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.

New Heart English Bible

Get wisdom. Get understanding. Do not forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding, Do not forget, neither decline thou from the sayings of my mouth.

Webster

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

World English Bible

Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

from the words
אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 4:5

Images Proverbs 4:5

Prayers for Proverbs 4:5

Context Readings

The Father's Wisdom

4 Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live; 5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 "Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 34:2

He did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Job 23:11

"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

Psalm 44:18

Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,

Psalm 119:51

The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:2-4

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 3:13-18

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 8:5

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Proverbs 18:1

He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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