Proverbs 6:22
New International Version
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

New Living Translation
When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you.

English Standard Version
When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Berean Study Bible
When you walk, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

New American Standard Bible
When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.

King James Bible
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Christian Standard Bible
When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.

Contemporary English Version
Their teaching will guide you when you walk, protect you when you sleep, and talk to you when you are awake.

Good News Translation
Their teaching will lead you when you travel, protect you at night, and advise you during the day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.

International Standard Version
During your travels wisdom will lead you; she will watch over you while you rest; and when you are startled from your sleep, she will commune with you.

NET Bible
When you walk about, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.

New Heart English Bible
When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whenever you walk, make them cleave to you and they will be with you; keep them that they may keep you, and when you are awakened, they will be your meditation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you walk around, they will lead you. When you lie down, they will watch over you. When you wake up, they will talk to you

JPS Tanakh 1917
When thou walkest, it shall lead thee, When thou liest down, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

New American Standard 1977
When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you awake, it shall talk with you.

American King James Version
When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.

American Standard Version
When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whensoever thou walkest, lead this along and let it be with thee; that it may talk with thee when thou wakest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee; and when thou awakest, talk with them.

Darby Bible Translation
when thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

English Revised Version
When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

World English Bible
When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.

Young's Literal Translation
In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked -- it talketh with thee.
Study Bible
Warnings Against Adultery
21Bind them always upon your heart; tie them around your neck. 22When you walk, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. 23For this commandment is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way to life,…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:11
Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you,

Proverbs 3:23
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.

Treasury of Scripture

When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.

Proverbs 2:11
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Proverbs 3:23,24
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble…

Psalm 17:4
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.







Lexicon
When you walk,
בְּהִתְהַלֶּכְךָ֨ ׀ (bə·hiṯ·hal·leḵ·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

they will guide you;
תַּנְחֶ֬ה (tan·ḥeh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5148: To guide, to transport

when you
אֹתָ֗ךְ (’ō·ṯāḵ)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

lie down,
בְּֽ֭שָׁכְבְּךָ (bə·šā·ḵə·bə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

they will watch
תִּשְׁמֹ֣ר (tiš·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

over you;
עָלֶ֑יךָ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

when you awake,
וַ֝הֲקִיצ֗וֹתָ (wa·hă·qî·ṣō·w·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

they
הִ֣יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will speak to you.
תְשִׂיחֶֽךָ׃ (ṯə·śî·ḥe·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7878: To muse, complain, talk (of)
Verse 22. - The going, sleeping, and awaking occur in the same order in the Pentateuch, from which the ideas of this and the preceding verse are evidently derived (see Deuteronomy 6:7 and Deuteronomy 11:19). Though only specifying three conditions, they refer to the whole conduct of life, and hence the verse promises direction, guardianship, and converse of wisdom, which will undoubtedly attend life where the precepts of parents are lovingly treasured and obediently observed. The Authorized Version conveys the impression that it is "the keeping" of the parents' precepts, etc., which is to bear such results; but it is better to understand "it" as signifying the whole teaching or doctrine of wisdom, as Delitzsch. Wisdom becomes personified in the representation, and identified with her teaching. It shall lead thee. The Hebrew verb nakhah, "to lead," in the sense of "to direct," like the Latin dirigere (Delitzsch), and as it is used in Exodus and Numbers, passim. In the Psalms (Psalm 5:9; Psalm 27:11; Psalm 31:4, etc.) it is employed of God as governing men. Hence, in the affairs of life, Wisdom will so guide and control us that we shall act uprightly. There is the further notion imported into the word of preservation from evil (cf. Proverbs 3:23, "Thou shalt walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble"). When thou sleepest; or, when thou liest down, as in Proverbs 3:25, where the same verb occurs. It shall keep thee; i.e. watch over, keep safe, or preserve; as in the Vulgate, custodire, and the LXX. φυλαττεῖν. We have had the same verb, shamar, before in Proverbs 2:11. Wisdom will be as it were a guardian angel in our hours of repose. When thou awakest; Hebrew, hakitsotha, the hiph. perfect of kutz. This word only occurs here. The hiph. form, hekitz, is intransitive, "to be aroused" (cf. the LXX., ἐγειρομένῳ). It shall talk with thee; rather, she. Bertheau renders, "She will make thee thoughtful;" and Dathe, "Let them be thy meditation;" but the accusative suffix designates the person who is the object of the action of the verb, as in Psalm 5:5; Psalm 42:4; Zechariah 7:5 (Zockler) and as Delitzseh remarks, the personification requires something more than a mere meditation with one's self on the precepts of Wisdom. Wisdom herself shall hold converse with thee (cf. the LXX., συλλαλῇ σοι), she shall suggest thoughts how thou art to behave thyself. The meaning of the verb, "to meditate," "to think deeply," however, need not be lost sight of. 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.
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