Parallel Verses

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.

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;

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 He taught me and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live. 5 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. 6 Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 34:2

He did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in the ways of David his father [forefather] and turned aside neither to the right hand nor to the left.

Job 23:11

My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.

Psalm 44:18

Our hearts are not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Your path,

Psalm 119:51

The proud have had me greatly in derision, yet have I not declined in my interest in or turned aside from Your law.

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not swerve from Your testimonies.

Proverbs 1:22-23

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2:2-4

Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];

Proverbs 3:13-18

Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God's Word and life's experiences],

Proverbs 8:5

O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 17:16

Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom -- "when he has no understanding or heart for it?

Proverbs 18:1

He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.

James 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

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