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Proverbs 22:19

    Proverbs 22:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to you this day, even to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made them known to thee this day, even to thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that your faith may be in the Lord, I have made them clear to you this day, even to you.

    Webster's Revision

    That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made them known to thee this day, even to thee.

    World English Bible

    That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to thee this day, even to thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:19

    That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known, etc. -

    III. The End for which the wise man gives these instructions: -

    1. "That thy trust may be in the Lord." That thou mayest acknowledge Him as the Fountain of all good; and refer every thing to him.

    2. That this end may be accomplished, the instructions are specific and particular: "I have made known to thee, even to thee."

    3. And this has not only been done in times past, "I have made known:" but even in the present, "I have made known this day!"

    IV. An appeal is made to the person himself relative to the matter and importance of the teaching.

    1. "Have I not written to thee excellent things;" שלשים shalishim, literally threefold, thrice, in three different ways; which some think refers to his three books: -

    1. Song of Solomon.

    2. Koheleth, or Ecclesiastes.

    3Proverbs.

    Others, understanding it of the voice of Divine wisdom, suppose the three grand divisions of the sacred oracles are intended; viz.,

    1. The Law;

    2. The Prophets;

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    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:19

    Even to thee - The wide general character of the teaching does not hinder its being a personal message to every one who reads it.