Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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!

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
Get
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

get
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 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. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve thee. Love her, and she will keep thee.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 34:2

And he did that which was right in the eyes of LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Job 23:11

My foot has held fast to his steps. I have kept his way, and not turned aside.

Psalm 44:18

Our heart is not turned back, nor have our steps declined from thy way,

Psalm 119:51

The proud have had me greatly in derision, [yet] I have not swerved from thy law.

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I have not swerved from thy testimonies.

Proverbs 1:22-23

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:2-4

so as to incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding,

Proverbs 3:13-18

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding.

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence, and, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

Proverbs 17:16

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

Proverbs 18:1

He who desires to separate himself seeks excuses, and rages against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 19:8

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

Proverbs 19:8

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

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

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