Proverbs 4:11
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English Standard Version
I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

King James Bible
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

American Standard Version
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will shew thee the way of wisdom, I will lead thee by the paths of equity:

English Revised Version
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The exhortation of the father now specializes itself:

5 Get wisdom, get understanding;

   Forget not and turn not from the words of my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, so shall she preserve thee;

   Love her, so shall she keep thee.

Wisdom and understanding are (5a) thought of as objects of merchandise (cf. Proverbs 23:23; Proverbs 3:14), like the one pearl of great price, Matthew 13:46, and the words of fatherly instruction (5b), accordingly, as offering this precious possession, or helping to the acquisition of it. One cannot indeed say correctly אל־תשׁכח מאמרי־פי, but אל־תשׁכח משּׁמר אמרי־פי (Psalm 102:5); and in this sense אל־תּשׁכּח goes before, or also the accus. object, which in אל־תשכח the author has in his mind, may, since he continues with אל־תּט, now not any longer find expression as such. That the אמרי־פי are the means of acquiring wisdom is shown in Proverbs 4:6, where this continues to be the primary idea. The verse, consisting of only four words, ought to be divided by Mugrash;

(Note: According to correct readings in codd. and older editions, ותשמרךּ has also indeed Rebia Mugrash, and אהבה, Mercha (with Zinnorith); vid., Torath Emeth, p. 47, 6; Accentuationssystem, xviii. 1, 2; and regarding the Zinnorith, see Liber Psalmorum Hebraicus by S. Baer, p. xii.)

the Vav (ו) in both halves of the verse introduces the apodosis imperativi (cf. e.g., Proverbs 3:9., and the apodosis prohibitivi, Proverbs 3:21.). The actual representation of wisdom, Proverbs 4:5, becomes in Proverbs 4:6 personal.

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taught

Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...

1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he has done for you.

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

led

Proverbs 8:6,9,20 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

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