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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:6 TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT 22:15 FOOLISHNESS IS BOUND IN THE HEART OF A CHILD BUT THE ROD OF CORRECTION SHALL DRIVE IT FAR FROM HIM DEUTERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO --- OUR CHILDREN --- FOREVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSEL AND KNOWLEDGE 22:21 THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE*****2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • A disciple
    Mimi; This Proverb has to do with keeping guard over what kind of influences we will encounter, so not to let a bad character or behavior rub off on us. This is not really the case when someone is abusive or violent toward us; but for in a social setting, as of among friends and coworkers, etc. If someone is hurting you, you have to get away from that person to a safe place, and get help quickly!
  • Mr. Smith
    Mimi. The verse is saying literally, "don't be like" the angry/furious man or you might learn to be the same way. "Make no friendship with" is saying, "don't show that you approve" of the behavior. You can take authority over the spirit of anger in Jesus name. Also pray in the spirit (Rom 8:26-27). If there is physical abuse, get out and get help. You're not to be a door mat or punching bag.
  • BSP
    We need to be clever in practical affairs or sharp witted in order to avoid calamity as verse 3 shows.
  • 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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