Proverbs 4:10

Two Ways of Life

10 Listen, my son. Accept my words, and you will live many years.

Proverbs 4:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 4:10

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings
Some think David is still speaking to his son Solomon, or Solomon continues relating what his father said to him; though I rather think these are Solomon's words to his son, to everyone of his children that came to him for instruction, or he took upon him to teach; whom he advises to listen to what he had further to say, and to embrace, and not reject, his doctrines; and the years of thy life shall be many;
see ( Proverbs 3:1 Proverbs 3:2 ) ; long life here, and length of days for ever and ever, or eternal life hereafter; which must be a very forcible argument to engage attention to his sayings.

Proverbs 4:10 In-Context

8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her, she will honor you.
9 She will place a garland of grace on your head; she will give you a crown of beauty."
10 Listen, my son. Accept my words, and you will live many years.
11 I am teaching you the way of wisdom; I am guiding you on straight paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered; when you run, you will not stumble.