Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search LSB
Your Bible Version is the LSB
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Proverbs 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

A Father’s Wise Instruction

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 -

Hear, O sons, the discipline of a father,

And pay attention that you may know understanding,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 -

For I give you [fn]sound learning;

Do not forsake my [fn]instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 -

When I was a son to my father,

Tender and the only son before my mother,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 -

Then he instructed me and said to me,

“Let your heart hold fast my words;

Keep my commandments and live;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 -

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!

Do not forget and do not turn away from the sayings of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 -

“Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;

Love her, and she will guard you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 -

[fn]The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;

And with all your acquiring, acquire understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 -

“Prize her, and she will exalt you;

She will honor you if you embrace her.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 -

“She will give for your head a garland of grace;

She will present you with a crown of beauty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 -

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings

And the years of your life will be many.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 -

I have instructed you in the way of wisdom;

I have led you in upright tracks.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 -

When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;

And if you run, you will not stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 -

Seize discipline; do not let go.

Guard her, for she is your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:14 -

Do not enter the path of wicked men

And do not step into the way of evil men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 -

Avoid it, do not pass by it;

Stray from it and pass on.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 -

For they do not sleep unless they do evil;

And [fn]they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 -

For they eat the bread of wickedness

And drink the wine of violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 -

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,

That shines brighter and brighter until the fullness of day.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 -

The way of the wicked is like thick darkness;

They do not know over what they [fn]stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 -

My son, pay attention to my words;

Incline your ear to my sayings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 -

Do not let them deviate from your eyes;

Keep them in the midst of your heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 -

For they are life to those who find them

And healing to all his flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 -

Guard your heart with all diligence,

For from it flow the springs of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 -

Put away from you a perverse mouth

And put devious lips far from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 -

Let your eyes look directly ahead

And even let your eyelids be fixed straight in front of you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 -

Watch the track of your feet

And all your ways will be established.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 -

Do not turn to the right nor to the left;

Turn your foot from evil.

LSB Footnotes
Lit good
Or law
Or The primary thing is wisdom
Lit their sleep is robbed
Or may stumble
LSB

Legacy Standard Bible 2021
Copyright (c) 2021
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved
http://www.lockman.org

The "LSB" and "Legacy Standard Bible" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit http://www.lockman.org

For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search LSB
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search LSB

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan


Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization