Proverbs 22:21
New International Version
teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?

New Living Translation
In this way, you may know the truth and take an accurate report to those who sent you.

English Standard Version
to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?

Berean Study Bible
to show you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to those who sent you?

New American Standard Bible
To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?

King James Bible
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Christian Standard Bible
in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report to those who sent you?

Contemporary English Version
You can trust them completely to give you the right words for those in charge of you.

Good News Translation
and will teach you what the truth really is. Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report to those who sent you?

International Standard Version
to teach you true and reliable advice, so you can give truthful answers to those who sent you?

NET Bible
to show you true and reliable words, so that you may give accurate answers to those who sent you?

New Heart English Bible
To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That I may make known to you counsel, knowledge, stillness and the words of truth, that you may return the word of truth to him that sends you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
in order to teach you the words of truth so that you can give an accurate report to those who send you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mightest bring back words of truth to them that send thee?

New American Standard 1977
To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer to him who sent you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mightest answer the words of truth to those that send unto thee?

King James 2000 Bible
That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you might answer the words of truth to them that send unto you?

American King James Version
That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you might answer the words of truth to them that send to you?

American Standard Version
To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I therefore teach thee truth, and knowledge good to hear; that thou mayest answer words of truth to them that question thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to answer out of these to them that sent thee.

Darby Bible Translation
that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

English Revised Version
To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?

World English Bible
To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?

Young's Literal Translation
To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee.
Study Bible
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
20Have I not written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge, 21to show you TRUE and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to those who sent you? 22Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate,…
Cross References
Luke 1:3
Therefore, having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

Luke 1:4
so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you possess. But respond with gentleness and respect,

Proverbs 25:13
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Ecclesiastes 12:10
The Teacher searched to find delightful sayings and to record accurate words of truth.

Treasury of Scripture

That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you might answer the words of truth to them that send to you?

I

Luke 1:3,4
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, …

John 20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

1 John 5:13
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

answer

1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:







Lexicon
to show you
לְהוֹדִֽיעֲךָ֗ (lə·hō·w·ḏî·‘ă·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

TRUE
קֹ֭שְׁטְ (qō·šəṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7189: Equity, reality

and reliable
אֱמֶ֑ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

words,
אִמְרֵ֣י (’im·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

so that you can give
לְהָשִׁ֥יב (lə·hā·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

sound
אֱ֝מֶ֗ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

answers
אֲמָרִ֥ים (’ă·mā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

to those who sent you?
לְשֹׁלְחֶֽיךָ׃ (lə·šō·lə·ḥe·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out
(21) That thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?--This rendering is somewhat doubtful, but seems to give the best sense to the passage. The scholar is to be instructed not for his own profit alone, but in order that he may be able to teach others also. (Comp. 1Peter 3:15.)

Verse 21. - That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth. The object intended is to teach the disciple the fixed rule (firmitatem, Vulgate) by which truthful words are guided (see Luke 1:4). Septuagint, "I therefore teach thee a true word and knowledge good to learn." That thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee. This implies that the pupil will be enabled to teach others who apply to him for instruction; "will be ready." as St. Peter says, "always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15). But the last expression is better translated, "them that send thee;" illis qui miserunt te, Vulgate (see Proverbs 25:13); and we must conceive of these as being parents or tutors who send a youth to a school or wise man to be educated. The moralist expresses his desire that the disciple will carry home such wholesome, truthful doctrines as will prove that the pains expended upon him have not been useless. Septuagint, "That thou mayest answer words of truth to those who put questions to thee (τοῖς προβαλλομένοις σοι)" The Syriac adds, "That I may make known unto thee counsel and wisdom." Bickell's version (quoted by Cheyne) is, "That thou mayest know the rightness of these words, that thou mayest answer in true words to them that ask thee." 22:17-21. To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty. 22,23. He that robs and oppresses the poor, does so at his peril. And if men will not appear for them, God will. 24,25. Our corrupt hearts have so much tinder in them, that it is dangerous to have to do with those that throw about the sparks of their passion.
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