Deuteronomy 6:7
New International Version
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

New Living Translation
Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

English Standard Version
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Berean Study Bible
And you shall teach them diligently to your children and speak of them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

King James Bible
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

New King James Version
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall repeat them diligently to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.

NASB 1995
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

NASB 1977
and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Amplified Bible
You shall teach them diligently to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths] and shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.

Christian Standard Bible
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall repeat them to your children and speak with them when you sit in your house and when you go in the way and whenever you lie down and when you rise.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt teach them to thy children, and thou shalt speak of them sitting in the house, and walking by the way, and lying down, and rising up.

Contemporary English Version
and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether you're at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt tell them to thy children, and thou shalt meditate upon them sitting in thy house, and walking on thy journey, sleeping and rising.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Good News Translation
Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you're at home or away, when you lie down or get up.

International Standard Version
Teach them repeatedly to your children. Talk about them while sitting in your house or walking on the road, and as you lie down or get up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Literal Standard Version
and you have repeated them to your sons, and spoken of them in your sitting in your house, and in your walking in the way, and in your lying down, and in your rising up,

NET Bible
and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.

New Heart English Bible
and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

World English Bible
and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast repeated them to thy sons, and spoken of them in thy sitting in thine house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Greatest Commandment
6These words I am commanding you today are to be upon your hearts. 7And you shall teach them diligently to your children and speak of them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8Tie them as reminders on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.…

Cross References
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised."

Deuteronomy 4:9
Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen, and so that they do not slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and grandchildren.

Deuteronomy 11:19
Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Psalm 71:17
O God, You have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, but will declare to the next generation the praises of the LORD and His might, and the wonders He has performed.

Isaiah 38:19
The living, only the living, can thank You, as I do today; fathers will tell their children about Your faithfulness.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

And thou shalt

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 4:9,10
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; …

Deuteronomy 11:19
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

teach [heb] whet, or sharpen

Ruth 2:4,12
And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee…

Ruth 4:11
And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.









(7) And thou shalt teach them diligently.--The same Jewish commentator remarks that there should be no hesitation in answering anything that a man might ask. Had this system of education been carried on from the first, the history of Israel would hare been very different from what it is.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And you shall teach them diligently
וְשִׁנַּנְתָּ֣ם (wə·šin·nan·tām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8150: To point, to pierce, to inculcate

to your children
לְבָנֶ֔יךָ (lə·ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and speak of them
וְדִבַּרְתָּ֖ (wə·ḏib·bar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

when you sit
בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ֤ (bə·šiḇ·tə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in your house
בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ (bə·ḇê·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and when you walk
וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ֣ (ū·ḇə·leḵ·tə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

along the road,
בַדֶּ֔רֶךְ (ḇad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

when you lie down
וּֽבְשָׁכְבְּךָ֖ (ū·ḇə·šā·ḵə·bə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

and when you get up.
וּבְקוּמֶֽךָ׃ (ū·ḇə·qū·me·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand


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