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Proverbs 6:20–22

Beware of Adultery

20 sMy son, keep your father’s command,

And do not forsake the law of your mother.

21 tBind them continually upon your heart;

Tie them around your neck.

22 uWhen you roam, 1they will lead you;

When you sleep, vthey will keep you;

And when you awake, they will speak with you.

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Proverbs 6:20–22 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 My son, keep your father’s command

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

21 Bind them always on your heart;

fasten them around your neck.

22 When you walk, they will guide you;

when you sleep, they will watch over you;

when you awake, they will speak to you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 My son, keep your father’s commandment,

and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

21 Bind them on your heart always;

tie them around your neck.

22 When you walk, they will lead you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment,

And forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart,

And tie them about thy neck.

22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee;

When thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;

And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 My son, obey your father’s commands,

and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.

21 Keep their words always in your heart.

Tie them around your neck.

22 When you walk, their counsel will lead you.

When you sleep, they will protect you.

When you wake up, they will advise you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 My son, keep your father’s commands,

and don’t forget your mother’s teaching.

21 Keep their words in mind forever

as though you had them tied around your neck.

22 They will guide you when you walk.

They will guard you when you sleep.

They will speak to you when you are awake.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 My son, keep the commandment of thy father,

And forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thy heart;

Tie them about thy neck.

22 When thou walkest, it shall lead thee;

When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee;

And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 My son, observe thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother; 21 bind them continually upon thy heart, tie them about thy neck: 22 when thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 My son,

obey the command of your father,

and do not disregard the teachings of your mother.

21 Fasten them on your heart forever.

Hang them around your neck.

22 When you walk around, they will lead you.

When you lie down, they will watch over you.

When you wake up, they will talk to you

Proverbs 6:20–22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 My son, keep your father’s command,

and don’t reject your mother’s teaching.

21 Always bind them to your heart;

tie them around your neck.

22 When you walk here and there, they will guide you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

when you wake up, they will talk to you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 My child, keep your father’s commandment,

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

21 Bind them upon your heart always;

tie them around your neck.

22 When you walk, they will lead you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 My child, keep the commandment of your father,

and do not disregard the instruction of your mother.

21 Bind them on your heart continually;

tie them upon your neck.

22 When you walk, she will lead you,

When you lie down, she will watch over you,

and when you awake, she will converse with you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

20 My son, keep your father’s commands.

Don’t turn away from your mother’s teaching.

21 Tie them to your heart forever.

Put them around your neck.

22 When you walk, they will guide you.

When you sleep, they will watch over you.

When you wake up, they will speak to you.

Proverbs 6:20–22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 My son, observe the commandment of your father

And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

21 Bind them continually on your heart;

Tie them around your neck.

22 When you walk about, they will guide you;

When you sleep, they will watch over you;

And when you awake, they will talk to you.