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Proverbs 6:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, a lamp, is the commandment, and, the instruction, a light, and, the way of life, are the reproofs of correction:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a lamp [is] the command, And the law a light, And a way of life [are] reproofs of instruction,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the Commandement [is] a lampe, and the Lawe is light: and reproofes of instruction [are] the way of life:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the commandment of the law is a lamp and a light; a way of life; reproof also and correction:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the commandment 4687
{4687} Prime
From H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively the Law).
[is] a lamp; 5216
{5216} Prime
From a primitive root (see H5214 and H5135) properly meaning to glisten; a lamp (that is, the burner) or light (literally or figuratively).
and the law 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
[is] light; 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
and reproofs 8433
{8433} Prime
From H3198; chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defence).
of instruction 4148
{4148} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
[are] the way 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of life: 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:20-23.

Proverbs 6:23

_ _ reproofs — (Proverbs 1:23) the convictions of error produced by instruction.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:20-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 6:23

For the (k) commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and (l) reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:

(k) By the commandment, he means the word of God; and by the instruction, the preaching and declaration of the same, which is committed to the Church.

(l) And reprehensions when the word is preached bring us to life.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the commandment:

Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 119:98-100 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. ... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

or, candle,
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

and reproofs:

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs 15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.
Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.

the way:

Proverbs 3:18 She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
Proverbs 15:24 The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Jeremiah 21:8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
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Lv 19:17. Ps 19:8; 119:98, 105; 141:5. Pv 3:18; 4:4, 13; 5:12; 15:24, 31; 29:15. Is 8:20. Jr 21:8. 2P 1:19. Rv 2:5.

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