Proverbs 4:1

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

Read Proverbs 4:1 Using Other Translations

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,

What does Proverbs 4:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 4:1

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father
Either of God their father, as Gersom interprets it; or rather of Solomon their father: and so he recommends his instruction from the relation he stood in to them; for, since he was their father, he would give them no bad instruction; and, since they were his children, they ought to receive it: by whom are meant, not his children in a natural sense, or the children of his body; but his disciples, such who applied to him for knowledge, and whom he undertook to learn; and attend to know understanding;
what would serve to enlighten, enlarge, improve, and inform their understandings; what would lead them into the knowledge and understanding of things divine and spiritual, and which would be worth knowing; and of having their understandings stored and enriched with.

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