Proverbs 4:5

5 Get wisdom, get understanding;[a] don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:5 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding
Not only moral and political wisdom and understanding, but that which is spiritual and evangelical; Christ, and the knowledge of him; he being the only happy man that has an interest in him, and is possessed of him by faith, which is the meaning of getting him; (See Gill on Proverbs 3:13); by which it appears, that what Solomon had before delivered, and afterwards repeats and urges, was the same his father David, that wise, great, and good man, taught him; and which he mentions, the more to recommend the getting of wisdom and understanding to others; forget [it] not;
when gotten, keep it in remembrance; be continually meditating on Wisdom, or Christ, his glories and excellencies; the fulness of grace and truth in him; the blessings of goodness which come by him; the great use and profit of having and enjoying him; neither decline from the words of my mouth;
the above instructions, and all others he gave unto him.

Proverbs 4:5 In-Context

3 When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother,
4 he taught me and said: "Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Don't abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you; love her, and she will guard you.
7 Wisdom is supreme-so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.

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