Proverbs 4:2

2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

Proverbs 4:2 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching.
New Living Translation (NLT)
2 for I am giving you good guidance. Don’t turn away from my instructions.
The Message Bible (MSG)
2 I'm giving you good counsel; don't let it go in one ear and out the other.
American Standard Version (ASV)
2 For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
2 After all, I have taught you well. Do not abandon my teachings.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
2 for I am giving you good instruction. Don't abandon my teaching.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
2 I give you good advice. So don't turn away from what I teach you.

Proverbs 4:2 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 4:2

For I give you good doctrine
Whose author, matter, use, and tendency, are good, and therefore should be received; so the Gospel is called, ( 1 Timothy 4:6 ) ; and no other is here meant: it is the doctrine concerning Wisdom or Christ, as the following verses show; which serves to exalt him, and makes for the good and welfare of immortal souls; and such is the doctrine of the Scriptures, of Christ and his apostles, even all the doctrines and truths of the Gospel; forsake you not my law;
or "doctrine" F15; not the law given on Mount Sinai, as Gersom interprets it; but the doctrine of Christ, which goes out from Mount Zion: this the children of Wisdom should not neglect, relinquish, drop, or depart from; but should keep it, and abide by it.


F15 (ytrwt) "doctrinam meam", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Amama; "instructionem meam", Schultens.

Proverbs 4:2 In-Context

1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
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 hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
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