Proverbs 6:23
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New American Standard Bible
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

King James Bible
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Darby Bible Translation
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

World English Bible
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Young's Literal Translation
For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,

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Compare Psalm 119:105.

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The Talking Book
In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 5.) Differently to be admonished are subjects and prelates: the former that subjection crush them not, the latter that superior place elate them not: the former that they fail not to fulfil what is commanded them, the latter that they command not more to be fulfilled than is just: the former that they submit humbly, the latter that they preside temperately. For this, which may be understood also figuratively, is said to the former, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: but to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Genesis 39:8
But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.

Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 10:17
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

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