New American Standard Bible
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
King James Bible
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Darby Bible Translation
Train up the child according to the tenor of his way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
World English Bible
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Young's Literal Translation
Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it.
Proverbs 22:6 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Train - Initiate, and so, educate.
The way he should go - Or, according to the tenor of his way, i. e., the path especially belonging to, especially fitted for, the individual's character. The proverb enjoins the closest possible study of each child's temperament and the adaptation of "his way of life" to that.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
"Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
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