New International Version
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to 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,
Proverbs 6:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the commandment is a lamp - It illuminates our path. It shows us how we should walk and praise God.
And the law is light - A general light, showing the nature and will of God, and the interest and duty of Man.
And reproofs of instruction - Or, that instruction which reproves us for our sins and errors leads us into the way of life.
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A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against …
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But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
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