Proverbs 5:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Proverbs 5:1, NIV: My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight,

Proverbs 5:1, ESV: My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 5:1, KJV: My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 5:1, NASB: My son, pay attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 5:1, NLT: My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.

Proverbs 5:1, CSB: My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen closely to my understanding

What does Proverbs 5:1 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

As at the beginning of chapter 4, Solomon urges his son to pay close attention to his words. He describes his teaching as having wisdom and understanding. A parent is responsible for the instruction of his children. Deuteronomy 6:6–7 issues the Lord's command, "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."