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Proverbs 6:23 NET w/Notes

6:23 For the commandments46 are like47 a lamp,48

instruction is like a light,

and rebukes of discipline are like49 the road leading to life,50

46

tn Heb “the commandment” (so KJVNASBNRSV).

47

tn The comparative “like” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is implied by the metaphor; it is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.

48

sn The terms “lamp,” “light,” and “way” are all metaphors. The positive teachings and commandments will illumine or reveal to the disciple the way to life; the disciplinary correctives will provide guidance into fullness of life.

49

tn The comparative “like” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is implied by the metaphor; it is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.

50

tn Heb “the way of life” (so KJVNASBNRSV); NIVNLT “the way to life.” The noun “life” is a genitive following the construct “way.” It could be an attributive genitive modifying the kind of way/course of life that instruction provides, but it could also be objective in that the course of life followed would produce and lead to life.

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