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Psalms 32:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
New American Standard Bible (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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with my eye.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go; I will counsel [thee] with mine eye upon thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will make thee discreet, I will point out to thee the way which thou must go, I will fix upon thee mine eye.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt goe: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I will instruct thee and guide thee in this way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will instruct 7919
{7919} Prime
שָׂכַל
sakal
{saw-kal'}
A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee and teach 3384
{3384} Prime
יָרָה
yarah
{yaw-raw'}
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee in the way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
which 2098
{2098} Prime
זוּ
zuw
{zoo}
For H2088; this or that.
thou shalt go: y3212
[3212] Standard
יָלַך
yalak
{yaw-lak'}
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x1980
(1980) Complement
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
I will guide 3289
{3289} Prime
יָעַץ
ya`ats
{yaw-ats'}
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
thee with mine eye. 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 32:8

_ _ Whether, as most likely, the language of David (compare Psalms 51:13), or that of God, this is a promise of divine guidance.

_ _ I will ... mine eye — or, My eye shall be on thee, watching and directing thy way.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 32:7-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 32:8

I will — This and the next verse seems to be the words of God, whom David brings in as returning this answer to his prayers. Mine eye — So Christ did St. Peter, when he turned and looked upon him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 32:8

I will (h) instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

(h) David promises to make the rest of God's children partakers of the benefits which he felt, and that he will diligently look and take care to direct them in the way of salvation.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
instruct:

Psalms 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. ... Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
Proverbs 8:10-11 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. ... For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

I will guide:
etc. Heb. I will counsel thee, mine eye shall be upon thee,
Psalms 25:9-10 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. ... All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. ... In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
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Ps 25:9; 33:18; 34:11. Pv 3:1, 5; 4:1; 8:10. Is 49:10. Mt 11:29.

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