English Standard Version
to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
King James Bible
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
American Standard Version
To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?
That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to answer out of these to them that sent thee.
English Revised Version
To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?
Webster's Bible Translation
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?
Proverbs 22:21 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
15 Folly is bound to the heart of a child;
The rod of correction driveth it forth.
Folly, i.e., pleasure in stupid tricks, silly sport, and foolish behaviour, is the portion of children as such; their heart is as yet childish, and folly is bound up in it. Education first driveth forth this childish, foolish nature (for, as Menander says:
Ὁ μὴ δαρεὶς ἄνθρωπος οὐ παιδεύεται),
and if effects this when it is unindulgently severe: the שׁבט מוּסר (vid., Proverbs 23:13) removeth אוּלת from the heart, for it imparts intelligence and makes wise (Proverbs 29:15). The lxx is right in rendering 16a: ἄνοια ἐξῆπται (from ἐξάπτειν) καρδίας νέου; but the Syr. has "here mangled the lxx, and in haste has read ἀνοίᾳ ἐξίπταται: folly makes the understanding of the child fly away" (Lagarde).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
them that send unto thee or those that send thee
it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.
1 Peter 3:15
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.
The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.
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