Proverbs 22:15

“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Foolishnesse is bound in the heart of a child: but the rod of correction shal driue it farre from him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; `But' the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Foolish ways are deep-seated in the heart of a child, but the rod of punishment will send them far from him.
- Basic English Bible

Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
- Darby Bible

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
- Webster's Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
- World English Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:15


22:15 Bound - Is fixed and settled there, as being born with him, and rooted in his very nature.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Lu2677
    Mimi, as promised the verse for wives that have unsaved husbands is; 1 Peter 3:1-6
    Of course a woman is not commanded by God to do any thing that goes against scripture, or state and federal law, if the husband is asking her to do a thing that goes against her good conscience.
  • Lu2677
    Mimi, entire chapter of Proverbs 22 is not in the context of marriage.You will have to find other verse that tell a woman how to relate to an angry husband.Wives are to be in submission to their husbands. If he is saved and is behaving this way he had better repent. If the wife is saved/husband not, she is NOT to speak ONE word to him about scripture, she is to live peacably.
    I will post verse.
  • Mimi
    Could someone please explain verse 24 in the context of marriage? I have read the entire chapter of Proverbs 22 and I still don't understand what it is saying to a person who is married to the person in Proverbs 22:24? Thank you for your comments.







  • BSP
    We need to be clever in practical affairs or sharp witted in order to avoid calamity as verse 3 shows.
  • PREYOR Ebizimor for verse 29
    When you are committed in what you are doing, favour will be yours from man and God.
  • Renee
    GM You are asking for Proverbs 22 chapter to be explained,Proverbs 22:1 VERSE IS SAYING that A good reputation is more important than wealth.I find myself using the google to help me. It might help you also to understand scriptures.

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