Deuteronomy 6:7

“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt teach them diligently vnto thy children, and shalt talke of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest downe, and when thou risest vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall teach them diligently to your sons 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 up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Teaching them to your children with all care, talking of them when you are at rest in your house or walking by the way, when you go to sleep and when you get up.
- Basic English Bible

and thou shalt impress them on thy sons, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt teach them diligently to thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
- Webster's Bible

and 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 up.
- World English Bible

and thou hast repeated them to thy sons, and spoken of them in thy sitting in thine house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up,
- Youngs Literal Bible

and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 6:7


6:7 Teach them diligently - Heb. whet, or sharpen them, so as they may pierce deep into their hearts. This metaphor signifies the manner of instructing them, that it is to be done diligently, earnestly, frequently, discreetly.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 6

  • Jk
    Love this I love that you love God and the part about thou shalt meaning you ought to that's great you're helping people right there. There ar so many misconceptions on Jesus being harsh or strict! It's so not like or about that. Than you so much
  • When one addressed Jesus Christ as "Good Master" Mt.19:16 Jesus answered him and said, "Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God." Jesus refuses to be called "Good" because, as he clearly states, only "one" is good, that is, God.
  • Mary
    It says exacally what my heart feels. The love i have for our God surpasses anything i can explain. Im at a point in my life were i surrender EVERYTHING to him. And knowing that he is always there whenever i am in need. He is worthy to be praised!
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I believe the scripture means that God will take care of you if you put your trust in Him.
  • Charlotte'
    How can we possibly not love Him? He gave His Life for me and He is always there when I'm overcome by dark emotions thoughts like 4 this morning. Tnk you my Lord for being there - I do love you so much. I know that I will never be able to love You the same way You love me - but You know my heart and I do love You
  • Pam
    Could it be possible, if all things are possible with GOD, that there was only one Jesus Christ, the King, that walked the Earth? The many continents too? Something to think about in awe, if you ask me. Through the Lord, Jesus Christ, with GOD All things are possible. Humility, weakness, mercy, grace, the truth...love and kindness,...true strength becomes one....The entire universe too...???