Proverbs 22:12
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English Standard Version
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.

King James Bible
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

American Standard Version
The eyes of Jehovah preserve him that hath knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge: and the words of the unjust are overthrown.

English Revised Version
The eyes of the LORD preserve him that hath knowledge, but he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

Webster's Bible Translation
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 Give to the child instruction conformably to His way;

   So he will not, when he becomes old, depart from it.

The first instruction is meant which, communicated to the child, should be על־פּי, after the measure (Genesis 43:7 equals post-bibl. לפי and כּפי) of his way, i.e., not: of his calling, which he must by and by enter upon (Bertheau, Zckler), which דּרכּו of itself cannot mean; also not: of the way which he must keep in during life (Kidduschin 30a); nor: of his individual nature (Elster); but: of the nature of the child as such, for דּרך נער is the child's way, as e.g., derek col-haarets, Genesis 19:31, the general custom of the land; derek Mitsrâyim, Isaiah 10:24, the way (the manner of acting) of the Egyptians. The instruction of youth, the education of youth, ought to be conformed to the nature of youth; the matter of instruction, the manner of instruction, ought to regulate itself according to the stage of life, and its peculiarities; the method ought to be arranged according to the degree of development which the mental and bodily life of the youth has arrived at. The verb חנך is a denominative like עקב, Proverbs 22:4; it signifies to affect the taste, חך ( equals חנך), in the Arab. to put date syrup into the mouth of the suckling; so that we may compare with it the saying of Horace, Ep. i. 2, 69: Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem Testa diu. In the post-bibl. Heb. חנּוּך denotes that which in the language of the Church is called catechizatio; חנוך (לנער) ספר is the usual title of the catechisms. It is the fundamental and first requisite of all educational instruction which the proverb formulates, a suitable motto for the lesson-books of pedagogues and catechists. ממּנּה [from it] refers to that training of youth, in conformity with his nature, which becomes a second nature, that which is imprinted, inbred, becomes accustomed. Proverbs 22:6 is wanting in the lxx; where it exists in MSS of the lxx, it is supplied from Theodotion; the Complut. translates independently from the Heb. text.

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2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Isaiah 59:19-21 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun...

Matthew 16:16-18 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God...

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

Acts 12:23,24 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost...

Revelation 11:3-11 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth...

Revelation 12:14-17 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place...


Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Acts 8:9-12 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria...

Acts 13:8-12 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith...

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth...

2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith...

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Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Proverbs 22:13
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!"

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