Proverbs 22:6

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 22:6

Traine vp a childe in the way he should goe: and when he is olde, hee will not depart from it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it.
- Basic English Bible

Train up the child according to the tenor of his way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Darby Bible

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
- Webster's Bible

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
- World English Bible

Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:6

22:6 Depart - Not easily and ordinarily.


Comments for Proverbs 22:6

Gary's comment on 2015-08-10 12:01:59:

Some of our children act and behave just like some that have no parents, come from broken homes and homes where God the father the son and the holy spirits does not exist. We pray every day, take them to church, listen to Christian music, we even home school them so their young minds are not corrupted with the public school system. Then they get to that age where they can choose, and they choose wrong. They choose the life of the world. What was the sacrifice we made for them, did we allow our sin not to die on the cross, did we hold onto something, that caused this shift in the wrong direction of our children lives? Train up a child in the way he should go. Have you, we, been living in the way the truth and the life.


Precious Ama's comment on 2015-07-09 13:59:43:

Training children in the way they should go means training them in the way of the Lord and this starts as early as when the child is still sucking. Parents are not meant to train their children in whichever way they wish rather specifically the way of the Lord


Diana Akatch's comment on 2015-06-20 03:52:49:

The verse is a wise say and only a fool can refuse to heed it.


Jim Carpenter's comment on 2015-05-29 23:17:34:

Today we are seeing more amd more of the younger generation turning from God and the Church and moving closer to the world. The parents are questioning if they failed to raise their children as they should have. Did they fail is a popular question among parents today.Proverbs 22:6 tells us the if we as God 's children raise up and train our children the truth about Christ and His grace then when they are old they will not depart from it. This is God 's Word not man 's and God 's Word is never wrong and cannot never be anything but the Truth. Oftentimes we worry about things that we should never even think about. If we have trained our children the Spiritual Truth then they will never depart from it upon growing older. The millenials are leaving the church and leaving God out of their lives but if they were trained in the way they should go when they are old they will not depart. Train your children the way they should go as God provides His direction. Always remember He that calls will also bring it to pass with His truth and His power not ours.


Masawa Paul's comment on 2015-05-07 02:00:11:

It is true the way achild is being train thats how he will be like my situation when iwas young my father use take me to church unconsidering the distance he could manage to carry to church and thats why upto this moment i know the true sabbathday of our creator and none can come to me and convince me with false teaching


Louise's comment on 2015-04-25 09:06:41:

Train a child in 'the way he should go '... Yes, there is A WAY HE SHOULD GO! A right way and a WRONG way. The world says they should explore options, try things, be their own person, follow their heart and conscience. We know heart is corrupt. As followers of Christ we know there is definitely a way our children should go. Remain steadfast, parent, and show your children the right way, the way of Jesus and His unchanging Word. Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with our God. Love


Larnell's comment on 2015-03-30 11:44:45:

this is so true as a child I 've always grown up in the church I grew up in the group homes in the processor homes the one thing that stuck with me was church in God so for a while I did leave the church for a really long time because I was ashamed for many different reasons but as I got older I came back to the church not the same church that I was going to before but I came back to Godand now I am growing even stronger in the Lord


Michelle's comment on 2015-02-26 07:12:50:

Its an appropriate verse my daughter and her husband. They are expecting their first baby March 21. they had been trying for 12 years and our Heavenly Father healed my daughter and blessed them with a baby. My husband and myself have built a swinging cradle and are burning Proverbs 22:6 below a cross burned into the headboard. Our daughter and her husband picked this verse.


Emmanuel Okech's comment on 2015-02-25 13:07:56:

A child has great possibilities.With proper training he can learn. To train a child is not one day work, but needs patience and love from both parents and praying for them.


Alphie's comment on 2015-02-24 20:29:49:

There is a reason why the word "train " was used in this verse, it could have been teach. To train means to learn something and practice it without ever forgetting how to do it. When you train a child in the word of God it is something you do every day, just like eatting and sleeping, it is a part of their daily routine. The word of God is instilled in them because thier parents are examples of Christlike beings.


Dru's comment on 2015-01-20 06:51:18:

Whatever we train our children will be in them. Eventhough one can always change their character with practice the personality of a person is developed in the child stage. I believe the Word is saying do the responsible thing and impart Godly morals and wisdom into our children. So when they grow up these principals will surface to encourage the person to develop their own relationship with God. I 've seen several times where children were brought up in church and were taught by their parents and still went totally contrary to the Word of God. I 've been their myself. And some of the same guys I grew up with are still out there. I pray that their soul be saved. I 'm not changing the scripture but I think the meaning of it could be better understood this way. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old it won 't depart from him. Even if he doesn 't do it he will know it because the parent has forfilled their duty of training the child properly.


Papi's comment on 2015-01-16 13:15:37:

To Train a child means to make the child know the word of God from an early age When the word is poured into the child as soon as possible the word will stand as a compass it will direct the child even if the child make some mistake along the way. The word has so much power to bring that child back on track do you know why because the word is Jesus . That is why the Lord said to Joshua this book of the law or this word of the Lord move over this Jesus shall not depart from your mouth Joshua 1:8 when we Train our children the way of God it will definitely change the course of that child's life forever


Banso's comment on 2014-12-22 16:28:34:

Train your children in the Tora of God! teach them his statutes and Commandments in Patience, Love and Wisdom. When they are older they wont depart from his Laws. The same is true for new converts to Christ who are to mature in faith and good works.


Jeni Mendoza's comment on 2014-11-18 13:37:49:

the Bible said train up a child in the way he should go...means teach the child all the right thing he should know whenever he should that he will not depart from it..he will go to the right Jesus our God our savior,our way our truth and the one comes to the father except through to Jesus...


Baily TM's comment on 2014-09-03 11:23:40:

teach means programming in gods on way.install softwares of justice peace and other divine values


Rev\'d.Peter Othe's comment on 2014-05-23 11:53:41:

A child need to be taught of good behaviour very early in age so that when he or she grow up, his life will be example to others


Rolivhuwa Humphrey Ramabulana's comment on 2013-08-23 09:10:55:

Word of wisdom brings lyf and awesome knowledge from above
Hosea 4:6


Rolivhuwa Humphrey Ramabulana's comment on 2013-08-23 08:59:52:

When parents gives commandments and a way of lyf on chilrens they a opening their bright future.we as children we becomes pasters, teachersscientists and etc as fruits plantent by parents Ephicians 6:4-6


Aslam Michael's comment on 2013-08-23 00:01:38:

This is very precious verse ever for guidance of parents to how they educate their children.


Bro Izuchukwu Arinzechi's comment on 2013-08-20 00:58:21:

Give your child a good teaching when the child is young so when he is old he will not depart from it


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