Proverbs 22:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:6


22:6 Depart - Not easily and ordinarily.


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.