Proverbs 6:22

22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

Read Proverbs 6:22 Using Other Translations

When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.
When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you.

What does Proverbs 6:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 6:22

When thou goest, it shall lead thee
The law of God taught by parents; this directs man in the path of duty and business of life; teaches him what way to shun, and which to walk in; it leads out of the paths of sin, and into the way in which he should go, which is most conducive to his good, and to the glory of God; it will lead him safely, so that he shall not stumble, ( Proverbs 3:3 ) ; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;
from terrifying dreams, evil spirits, dangers by fire or thieves; one that observes it conscientiously may lie down and sleep, secure of the guardianship of divine Providence, and not fear any evil; or "shall watch over thee"


FOOTNOTES:

F8 in the night season; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee;
familiarly; and instruct what to do, and how to behave the day following; or "it shall go out with thee" F9, into the fields for a morning's walk, and assist in meditation. Jarchi interprets this of sleeping by death, and of awaking at the resurrection of the dead.
F8 (Kyle rmvt) "excubabit apud te", Cocceius; "excubias aget super te", Michaelis, Schultens.
F9 (Kxwvt ayh) "illa ipsa spatiabitur tecum", Schultens.
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