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 22:6

  • 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 for verse 6
    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 for verse 6
    The verse is a wise say and only a fool can refuse to heed it.
  • Jim Carpenter for verse 6
    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 for verse 6
    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
  • 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