Proverbs
Chapter 4





Proverbs 4:1

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 4:2

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Proverbs 4:3

For I was my father's son, tender and only [beloved] in the sight of my mother.

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:6

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:8

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

Proverbs 4:9

She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Proverbs 4:10

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Proverbs 4:11

I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

Proverbs 4:12

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.

Proverbs 4:14

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men].

Proverbs 4:15

Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Proverbs 4:16

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 4:20

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 4:21

Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Proverbs 4:22

For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Proverbs 4:25

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Proverbs 4:26

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 4:27

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.