Proverbs 4:11
New International Version
I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

New Living Translation
I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths.

English Standard Version
I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

Berean Study Bible
I will guide you in the way of wisdom; I will lead you on straight paths.

New American Standard Bible
I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

King James Bible
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

Christian Standard Bible
I am teaching you the way of wisdom; I am guiding you on straight paths.

Contemporary English Version
I have shown you the way that makes sense; I have guided you along the right path.

Good News Translation
I have taught you wisdom and the right way to live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am teaching you the way of wisdom; I am guiding you on straight paths.

International Standard Version
I have directed you in the way of wisdom, and I have led you along straight paths.

NET Bible
I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.

New Heart English Bible
I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have taught you the ways of wisdom and I have led you in the straight paths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have taught you the way of wisdom. I have guided you along decent paths.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

New American Standard 1977
I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have caused thee to walk in right paths.

King James 2000 Bible
I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

American King James Version
I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

American Standard Version
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I teach thee the ways of wisdom; and I cause thee to go in right paths.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will shew thee the way of wisdom, I will lead thee by the paths of equity:

Darby Bible Translation
I will teach thee in the way of wisdom, I will lead thee in paths of uprightness.

English Revised Version
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

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.
Study Bible
A Father's Instruction
10Listen, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life will be many. 11I will guide you in the way of wisdom; I will lead you on straight paths. 12When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; when you run, you will not stumble.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. And I will continue to teach you the good and right way.

Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.

Treasury of Scripture

I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

taught

Proverbs 4:4
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Deuteronomy 4:5
Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

1 Samuel 12:24
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

led

Proverbs 8:6,9,20
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things…

Psalm 23:3
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 25:4,5
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths…







Lexicon
I will guide you
הֹרֵתִ֑יךָ (hō·rê·ṯî·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

in the way
בְּדֶ֣רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of wisdom;
חָ֭כְמָה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

I will lead you
הִ֝דְרַכְתִּ֗יךָ (hiḏ·raḵ·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1869: To tread, to walk, to string a, bow

on straight
יֹֽשֶׁר׃ (yō·šer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3476: Straightness, uprightness

paths.
בְּמַעְגְּלֵי־ (bə·ma‘·gə·lê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4570: An entrenchment, track
Verse 11. - The perfects, I have taught and I have led, in the original seem to have here the absolute signification of the past. The father recalls the instruction which he has given in times past. So Delitzsch. But Gejerus gives them the combined force of the past and future, "I have taught and I will more fully teach," and so with the other verb. The Vulgate renders, monstrabo, "I will show," and ducam, "I will lead." In the way of wisdom (b'derek khok'mah) may mean "in the way that leads to, or by which you come to Wisdom; I have taught you the manner in which Wisdom may be attained;" or "the way in which Wisdom walks" (Zockler). The ways of Wisdom are described in Proverbs 3:17 as "ways of pleasantness." The next clause seems to indicate that the latter explanation is to be preferred. The (b) indicates the subject in which instruction has been given. In right paths (b'ma'g'le yosher); literally, in the paths of rectitude; i.e. of straightness, paths of which the characteristic is uprightness. (On "paths," as signifying a carriageway, see Proverbs 2:9.) Instruction and direction have formed the two elements in the father's teaching. These present us with a model of education. "To teach duty without truth is to teach practice without motive; to teach truth without duty is to teach motive without the practice to which it should lead" (Wardlaw). 4:1-13 We must look upon our teachers as our fathers: though instruction carry in it reproof and correction, bid it welcome. Solomon's parents loved him, therefore taught him. Wise and godly men, in every age of the world, and rank in society, agree that true wisdom consists in obedience, and is united to happiness. Get wisdom, take pains for it. Get the rule over thy corruptions; take more pains to get this than the wealth of this world. An interest in Christ's salvation is necessary. This wisdom is the one thing needful. A soul without true wisdom and grace is a dead soul. How poor, contemptible, and wretched are those, who, with all their wealth and power, die without getting understanding, without Christ, without hope, and without God! Let us give heed to the sayings of Him who has the words of eternal life. Thus our path will be plain before us: by taking, and keeping fast hold of instruction, we shall avoid being straitened or stumbling.
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