Proverbs 4:11
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New International Version
I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

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

Darby Bible Translation
I will teach thee in the way of wisdom, I will lead thee in paths of uprightness.

World English Bible
I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.

Young's Literal Translation
In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of uprightness.

Proverbs 4:11 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The years of thy life shall be many - Vice and intemperance impair the health and shorten the days of the wicked; while true religion, sobriety, and temperance, prolong them. The principal part of our diseases springs from "indolence, intemperance, and disorderly passions." Religion excites to industry, promotes sober habits, and destroys evil passions, and harmonizes the soul; and thus, by preventing many diseases, necessarily prolongs life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
Monotony and Crises
'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Two Paths
'Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. 14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16. For they sleep not,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
To Claudius in Spain [78] . Gregory to Claudius, &c. The renown of good deeds being fragrant after the manner of ointment, the odour of your glory has extended from the Western parts as far as here. Besprinkled by the sweetness of which breath of air, I declare that I greatly loved one whom I knew not, and within the bosom of my heart seized thee with the hand of love; nor did I love without already knowing him to be one whose good qualities I had learnt. For of him who is known to me by great
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
"Jesus saith unto him, Get thee hence, Satan."--Matt. iv. 10. There is an awful intensity of meaning in the words, as applied to Jesus, "He suffered, being tempted!" Though incapable of sin, there was, in the refined sensibilities of His holy nature, that which made temptation unspeakably fearful. What must it have been to confront the Arch-traitor?--to stand face to face with the foe of His throne, and His universe? But the "prince of this world" came, and found "nothing in Him." Billow after
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.

Psalm 23:3
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.

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