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Proverbs 4:1

Security in Wisdom

4 Hear, amy children, the instruction of a father,

And give attention to know understanding;

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Proverbs 4:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;

pay attention and gain understanding.

Proverbs 4:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,

and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

Proverbs 4:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,

And attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 4:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

My children, listen when your father corrects you.

Pay attention and learn good judgment,

Proverbs 4:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

My children, listen to your father’s teaching;

pay attention so you will understand.

Proverbs 4:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father,

And attend to know understanding:

Proverbs 4:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;

Proverbs 4:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Sons, 

listen to ⸤your⸥ father’s discipline, 

and pay attention in order to gain understanding. 

Proverbs 4:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,

and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

Proverbs 4:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,

and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

Proverbs 4:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Children, listen to the instruction of a father,

and be attentive in order to know insight.

Proverbs 4:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

My children, listen to a father’s teaching.

Pay attention and gain understanding.

Proverbs 4:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father,

And give attention that you may gain understanding,


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