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Proverbs 4:20–22

20  eeMy son, attend to my words;

Incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21  fLet them not depart from thine eyes;

gKeep them in the midst of thine heart.

22  For they are hlife unto those that find them,

And health to all their flesh.

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Proverbs 4:20–22 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;

turn your ear to my words.

21 Do not let them out of your sight,

keep them within your heart;

22 for they are life to those who find them

and health to one’s whole body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 My son, be attentive to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Let them not escape from your sight;

keep them within your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them,

and healing to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 My child, pay attention to what I say.

Listen carefully to my words.

21 Don’t lose sight of them.

Let them penetrate deep into your heart,

22 for they bring life to those who find them,

and healing to their whole body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 My son, give attention to my words;

Incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;

Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22 For they are life to those who find them,

And health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 My child, pay attention to my words;

listen closely to what I say.

21 Don’t ever forget my words;

keep them always in mind.

22 They are the key to life for those who find them;

they bring health to the whole body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 My son, attend to my words;

Incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes;

Keep them in the midst of thy heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them,

And health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thy heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 My son, 

pay attention to my words. 

Open your ears to what I say. 

21 Do not lose sight of these things. 

Keep them deep within your heart 

22 because they are life to those who find them 

and they heal the whole body. 

Proverbs 4:20–22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 My son, pay attention to my words;

listen closely to my sayings.

21 Don’t lose sight of them;

keep them within your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them,

and health to one’s whole body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 My child, be attentive to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them escape from your sight;

keep them within your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them,

and healing to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 My child, be attentive to my words;

to my sayings incline your ear.

21 May they not escape from your sight;

keep them in the midst of your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them

and healing to the entire body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

20 My son, pay attention to what I say.

Listen closely to my words.

21 Don’t let them out of your sight.

Keep them in your heart.

22 They are life to those who find them.

They are health to your whole body.

Proverbs 4:20–22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 My son, give attention to my words;

Incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your sight;

Keep them in the midst of your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them

And health to all their body.


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