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

  • 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.
  • Neenee
    i believe it means don't put yourself in bondage
  • 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.