Proverbs 6:23
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New International Version
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,

New Living Translation
For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.

English Standard Version
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

New American Standard Bible
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

King James Bible
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light, and corrective discipline is the way to life.

International Standard Version
Because the command is a lamp and the Law a light, rebukes that discipline are a way of life—

NET Bible
For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

New Heart English Bible
For the commandment is a lamp, and the Law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the commandment is a lamp and the law is a light, and reproof is the way of life and instruction,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because the command is a lamp, the teachings are a light, and the warnings from discipline are the path of life

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light, And reproofs of instruction are the way of life;

New American Standard 1977
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light;
            And reproofs for discipline are the way of life,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening are the way of life,

King James 2000 Bible
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

American King James Version
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

American Standard Version
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Darby Bible Translation
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

English Revised Version
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

World English Bible
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Young's Literal Translation
For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.
Study Bible
Warnings against Adultery
22When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you. 23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life 24To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:8
But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.

Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 10:17
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
Treasury of Scripture

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

the commandment

Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment …

Psalm 119:98-100,105 You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: …

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well …

lamp

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do …

and reproofs

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 15:31 The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings …

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise …

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove …

the way

Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is …

Proverbs 4:4,13 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: …

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Jeremiah 21:8 And to this people you shall say, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I set …

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