Proverbs Chapter 4 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 4:1

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

Proverbs 4:2

for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law.

Proverbs 4:3

For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.

Proverbs 4:4

And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.

Proverbs 4:5

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

Proverbs 4:6

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

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of wisdom [is], Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.

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 thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.

Proverbs 4:10

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of thy life shall be multiplied.

Proverbs 4:11

I will teach thee in the way of wisdom, I will lead thee in paths of uprightness.

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 have caused [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 righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the day be fully come.

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 thy 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 more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from thee perverseness of mouth, and corrupt 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 well-ordered.

Proverbs 4:27

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