Proverbs 4:1

NET ©

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.

NIV ©

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

NASB ©

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

NLT ©

My children, listen to me. Listen to your father’s instruction. Pay attention and grow wise,

MSG ©

Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you'll know how to live.

BBE ©

Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:

NRSV ©

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

NKJV ©

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;

KJV
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the instruction
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and attend
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to know
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HEBREW
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rowm
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Mynb
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wems (4:1)
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LXXM
akousate
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paidev
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N-VPM
paideian
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N-ASF
patrov
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N-GSM
kai
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CONJ
prosecete
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V-PAD-2P
gnwnai
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V-AAN
ennoian
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N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
Listen
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, children
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instruction
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so that
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NET © Notes

sn The chapter includes an exhortation to acquire wisdom (1-4a), a list of the benefits of wisdom (4b-9), a call to pursue a righteous lifestyle (10-13), a warning against a wicked lifestyle (14-19), and an exhortation to righteousness (20-27).

tn Heb “sons.”

tn Heb “discipline.”

tn The Qal infinitive construct with preposition ל (lamed) indicates the purpose/result of the preceding imperative.

tn Heb “know” (so KJV, ASV).