Proverbs 4:1-7 TNIV

Get Wisdom at Any Cost

1 Listen, my sons,1 to a father's instruction;2 pay attention and gain understanding.3

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2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
3 For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4 Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold4 of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.5

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5 Get wisdom,6 get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

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6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;7 love her, and she will watch over you.8

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7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Geta wisdom. Though it cost all9 you have,b get understanding.10

References for Proverbs 4:7

    • a 4:7 - Or "Wisdom is supreme; therefore get"
    • b 4:7 - Or "Whatever else you get"