Sunday, September 18, 2011

More on Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 22:6 featured in a post a while back , and here are just a few more thoughts about the verse for today.

Proverbs 22:6 is one of those verses that seems very clearly to mean one thing and one thing only, but actually has a whole host of interpretations that different folks have come up with over the years (and decades, and centuries). Here are the primary options that I remember from a class I once took on the Poetic Books--which one do you tend to gravitate towards?
  • If children are trained as they should be, they will turn out right.
  • Children should be trained differently, each according to his or her own needs.
  • Children will follow whatever training they receive, good or bad.
  • The verse refers primarily to academic training.

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