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

  • 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.
  • Neenee
    i believe it means don't put yourself in bondage
  • Rosieclaudette57@gmail,com
    I think proverbs 22 teaches us how to live
    1 Do what is right to keep our dignity
    2 Rich and poor God made them
    3 Humble ourselves, fear God and He will establish you
    4 We have hope in Jesus and in Him We'll hide.
    5 Children should be taught to fear God from an early age and they will not depart from it.
    6 Don,t borrow you will be a slave to the lender.
    Charity,
    God gives knowledge
  • Wow im just getting fresh revrlation from this verse from Spirit this morning. My husbsnd and i habe been ministeting on the Power of speaking the word professing it drcreeing it,how Kk g David ran toward Goliath saying words he was t afraid of the physical giant. Words are Spiritual the parent force more power over physical. Anyway our Spirit gets born again not our soul which is our mind will and emotions. Holy Spirit is telling me train up a child is telling our soul child what to do make it line up with the spirit. Then thr body will follow. Thr soul is like a baby acts like a baby esnting its own way. We have to train it in the spirit tell it the word till it gets it through its head or heart make it mind like a muscle.
  • Demelash for verse 26
    This is a good warning. Basically saying not to cosign for another person. This situation comes up usually when a person is buying a car. A family member asked me to co-sign for her a vehicle and I remembered this scripture. It is not sinful or wrong to co-sign, just not wise.

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