Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 4:11

Context
NETBible

I will guide you 1  in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths. 2 

XREF

De 4:5; 1Sa 12:24; Ps 23:3; Ps 25:4,5; Pr 4:4; Pr 8:6,9,20; Ec 12:9; Ac 13:10

NET © Notes

tn The form הֹרֵתִיךָ (horetikha) is the Hiphil perfect with a suffix from the root יָרָה (yarah, “to guide”). This and the parallel verb should be taken as instantaneous perfects, translated as an English present tense: The sage is now instructing or pointing the way.

sn The verb יָרָה (yarah) means “to teach; to instruct; to guide.” This is from the same root as the Hebrew word for “law” (torah). See G. R. Driver, “Hebrew Notes,” VT 1 (1951): 241-50; and J. L. Crenshaw, “The Acquisition of Knowledge in Israelite Wisdom Literature,” WW 7 (1986): 9.

tn Heb “in the tracks of uprightness”; cf. NAB “on straightforward paths.” Both the verb and the object of the preposition make use of the idiom – the verb is the Hiphil perfect from דֶּרֶךְ (derekh, related to “road; way”) and the object is “wagon tracks, paths.”



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