Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside 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.

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
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 told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live! 5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth! 6 Do not abandon her, and she will protect you. Love her, and she will watch over you.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 34:2

He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, following the example of his ancestor David, turning neither to the right nor to the left.

Job 23:11

My feet stay where his footsteps lead; I kept on his pathway and haven't turned aside.

Psalm 44:18

Our hearts have not turned away; our steps have not swerved from your path.

Psalm 119:51

Even though the arrogant utterly deride me, I do not turn away from your instruction.

Psalm 119:157

Though my persecutors and adversaries are numerous, I do not turn aside from your decrees.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"

Proverbs 2:2-4

making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding

Proverbs 3:13-18

How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding,

Proverbs 8:5

Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better than gaining gold is the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of wisdom better than silver!

Proverbs 17:16

What is this? A fool has enough money to buy wisdom, but is senseless?

Proverbs 18:1

Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

Proverbs 23:23

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

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