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 for 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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 22:6

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:6

22:6 Depart - Not easily and ordinarily.

Discussion for Proverbs 22:6

  • Brinna on Proverbs 22:6
    When my children were very young until they were in their late teens I used to read the Bible and a chapter from another Christian book and pray with them every morning before they started their day. They saw that I read and prayed each day as well. We went to church. Their Father was not a Christian. It seemed that my training did not impact them but their Father did however today both of my Children have their own children and read the word and pray with their children. So even though for a while they did their own thing they did come to Jesus. I give Jesus all the Honor and glory. Jesus touched their lives. His word is alive .....
  • Larnell on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    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 on Proverbs 22:6
    teach means programming in gods on way.install softwares of justice peace and other divine values


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