Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding

New American Standard Bible

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

King James Version

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

International Standard Version

My son, pay attention to my wisdom, and listen closely to my insight,

A Conservative Version

My son, attend to my wisdom. Incline thine ear to my understanding,

American Standard Version

My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:

Amplified

My son, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you],

Bible in Basic English

My son, give attention to my wisdom; let your ear be turned to my teaching:

Darby Translation

My son, attend unto my wisdom, incline thine ear to my understanding;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my intelligence;

Julia Smith Translation

My son, attend to my wisdom; incline thine ear to understanding:

King James 2000

My son, be attentive to my wisdom, and incline your ear to my understanding:

Lexham Expanded Bible

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, and to my understanding incline your ear;

Modern King James verseion

My son, listen to my wisdom; bow your ear to my understanding;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My son, give heed unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my prudence:

NET Bible

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

New Heart English Bible

My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

The Emphasized Bible

My son, to my wisdom, attend, and, to mine understanding, incline thou thine ear:

Webster

My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow thy ear to my understanding:

World English Bible

My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

Youngs Literal Translation

My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

Context Readings

Avoid Seduction

1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding
2 so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge.



Cross References

Proverbs 4:20

My son, pay attention to my words;
listen closely to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,
and apply your mind to my knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1

My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,

Proverbs 4:1

Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,
and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

Matthew 3:9

And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

Mark 4:23

If anyone has ears to hear, he should listen!”

James 1:19

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

Revelation 2:7

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in God’s paradise.

Revelation 2:11

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.

Revelation 2:17

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor some of the hidden manna.I will also give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name is inscribed that no one knows except the one who receives it.

Revelation 2:29

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:6

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:13

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:22

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.”

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