Psalm 32:8
New International Version
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

New Living Translation
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

English Standard Version
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Berean Study Bible
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you counsel and watch over you.

King James Bible
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

New King James Version
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

New American Standard Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will advise you with My eye upon you.

NASB 1995
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

NASB 1977
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Amplified Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

Christian Standard Bible
I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with my eye on you, I will give counsel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel.

American Standard Version
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I shall teach you; I shall make known to you the way in which to go and I shall set my eyes upon you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will instruct thee and guide thee in this way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.

Contemporary English Version
You said to me, "I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way, in which thou shalt go: I will fix my eyes upon thee.

English Revised Version
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "I will teach you the way you should go; I will instruct you and advise you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[The LORD says,] "I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you.

International Standard Version
I will instruct you and teach you concerning the path you should walk; I will direct you with my eye.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee.'

Literal Standard Version
I cause you to act wisely, And direct you in the way that you go, I cause My eye to take counsel concerning you.

NET Bible
I will instruct and teach you about how you should live. I will advise you as I look you in the eye.

New Heart English Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you.

World English Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you.

Young's Literal Translation
I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Providence of God
7You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah 8I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you counsel and watch over you. 9Do not be like the horse or mule, which have no understanding; they must be controlled with bit and bridle to make them come to you.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:48
Then I bowed down and worshiped the LORD; and I blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who led me on the right road to take the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son.

Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way.

Psalm 33:18
Surely the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His loving devotion

Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 73:24
You guide me with Your counsel, and later receive me in glory.

Psalm 143:8
Let me hear Your loving devotion in the morning, for I have put my trust in You. Teach me the way I should walk, for to You I lift up my soul.

Isaiah 48:17
Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who directs you in the way you should go.


Treasury of Scripture

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

instruct

Psalm 34:11
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:1-13
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…

I will guide [heb.

Psalm 25:9,10
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way…

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Proverbs 2:5,6
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God…









(8) I will guide thee with mine eye.--The Hebrew may be rendered either "I will advise--with mine eye upon thee," or "I will fix mine eye upon thee," which is the translation by the LXX., and to be preferred. This verse changes so abruptly to the first person that it is better, with most of the old interpreters and, among moderns, with Ewald, Hitzig, and Reuss, to suppose them the words of deliverance that sound so sweet in the psalmist's ears.

Verses 8, 9. - St. Jerome, and others after him, including Dr. Kay, have regarded this passage as an utterance of God, who first admonishes David, and then passes on to an admonition of the Israelites generally. But such a sudden intrusion of a Divine utterance, without any notice of a change of speaker, is without parallel in the Psalms, and should certainly not be admitted without some plain necessity. Here is no necessity at all. The words are quite suitable in the mouth of David, as an admonition to the Israelites of his time; they accord with the title, which he himself seems to have prefixed to the psalm, and explain it; and they fulfil the promise made in Psalm 51:15. Verse 8. - I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. We must suppose the "godly man" of ver. 6 addressed, if we regard David as the speaker. Such a man was not beyond the need of instruction and teaching, since he was liable to sins of infirmity, and even to grievous falls, as had been seen by David's example. I will guide thee with mine eye; i.e. "I will keep watch over thee with mine eye, and guide thee as I see to be necessary."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will instruct you
אַשְׂכִּֽילְךָ֨ ׀ (’aś·kî·lə·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

and teach
וְֽאוֹרְךָ֗ (wə·’ō·wr·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

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

you should go;
תֵלֵ֑ךְ (ṯê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

I will give you counsel
אִֽיעֲצָ֖ה (’î·‘ă·ṣāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

[and] watch
עֵינִֽי׃ (‘ê·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

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


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