Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Proverbs 1:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Hear, my son, your father’s instruction And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hear, my son, the correction of thy father, and do not reject the instruction of thy mother;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hear, [my] son, the instruction of thy father, and reject not the rules of thy mother.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My son, 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
hear 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
the instruction 4148
{4148} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
of thy father, 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and forsake 5203
{5203} Prime
A primitive root; properly to pound, that is, smite; by implication (as if beating out, and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off, down, out or upon (including reject, let alone, permit, remit, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
the law 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
of thy mother: 517
{0517} Prime
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 1:8

_ _ My son — This paternal form denotes a tender regard for the reader. Filial sentiments rank next to piety towards God, and ensure most distinguished rewards (compare Proverbs 6:20; Ephesians 6:2, Ephesians 6:3).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:7-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 1:8

My son — He speaks to his scholars with paternal authority and affection. Of thy mother — Those pious instructions, which thy mother instilled into thee in thy tender years.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 1:8

My son, hear the instruction of thy (g) father, and forsake not the law of thy (h) mother:

(g) He speaks this in the Name of God, who is the universal Father of all creatures, or in the name of the pastor of the Church, who is as a father.

(h) That is, of the Church, in which the faithful are begotten by the incorruptible seed of God's word.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
My son:

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.


Proverbs 4:1-4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. ... He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs 5:1-2 My son, attend unto my wisdom, [and] bow thine ear to my understanding: ... That thou mayest regard discretion, and [that] thy lips may keep knowledge.
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
Leviticus 19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
1 Samuel 2:25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.
2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible Search

Lv 19:3. Dt 21:18. 1S 2:25. Pv 1:10, 15; 2:1; 3:1; 4:1; 5:1; 6:20; 7:1; 30:17; 31:1. Mt 9:2, 22. 2Ti 1:5.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Proverbs 1:8.

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Proverbs 1:8

Recent Chat Bible Comments