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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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 …
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The Two Paths
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
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.
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.
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