Proverbs 4:18 - Growing In Christ Is Like The Light Of Dawn Increasing to Noon Day.

Proverbs 4:18: Growing In Christ Is Like The Light Of Dawn 
Increasing to Noon Day. 

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Prov 4:18 (KJV)  But the path of the just is as the shining 
light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 

Prov 4:18 (NIV)  The path of the righteous is like the first 
gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. 

Prov 4:18 (EAV)  But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and 
righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter 
and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the 
perfect day [to be prepared].  

Prov 4:18 (MSG)  The ways of right-living people glow with 
light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.  

Proverbs 4:18 (TLB) But the good man walks along in the 
ever-brightening light of God's favor; the dawn gives way to morning splendor, 

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:

A Father's Wise Instruction  (4:1-27)
Stay on the Path of Wisdom
Admonition to Keep to the Right Path

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

2 Samuel 23:4 (KJV)  And he shall be as the light of the 
morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the 
tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.  

Hosea 6:3 (GWT)  Let's learn about the Lord. Let's get to know 
the Lord. He will come to us as sure as the morning comes. He will 
come to us like the autumn rains and the spring rains that water the 

Matthew 5:16 (KJV)  Let your light so shine before men, that 
they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in 

John 8:12 (KJV)  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am 
the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in 
darkness, but shall have the light of life.  

2 Cor. 3:18 (KJV)  But we all, with open face beholding as in a 
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from 
glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  

Philip. 2:15 (KJV)  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the 
sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse 
nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;  

2 Peter 1:19 (KJV)  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; 
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a 
dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your 

2 Peter 3:18 (KJV)  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of 
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for 
ever. Amen.  

Rev. 21:23 (KJV)  And the city had no need of the sun, neither 
of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, 
and the Lamb is the light thereof.  

Rev. 22:5 (KJV)  And there shall be no night there; and they 
need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth 
them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.  


One road is a path of light, the other of darkness; one leads to 
promise, the other to a stumbling destruction. [Nelson SB] 

A relationship with God promises a clearer sense of the way to 
go in life as God provides light for that life. [Disciple SB] 

Christ came to teach the human family the way of salvation, and 
He made this way so plain that a little child can walk in it. He 
bids His disciples follow on to know the Lord; and as they daily 
follow His guidance, they learn that His going forth is prepared as the 
morning. You have watched the rising sun, and the gradual break of day 
over earth and sky. Little by little the dawn increases, till the sun 
appears; then the light grows constantly stronger and clearer until the 
full glory of noontide is reached. This is a beautiful illustration 
of what God desires to do for His children in perfecting their 
Christian experience. As we walk day by day in the light He sends us, in 
willing obedience to all His requirements, our experience grows and 
broadens until we reach the full stature of men and women in Christ 
Jesus. MYP15,16  

The closer a man comes to his Lord, the more time and effort he 
gives to gaining a knowledge of God through prayerful Bible study, and 
the brighter shines the light.... It is not only the light shining 
upon the Christian that increases. The reflected light that shines 
out from the just man is also magnified in the same measure. [SDA 

The just both have light themselves and shed light on all 
around, because they have within them the light of God's Word and God's 
Spirit..... a steadily increasing light. They go on from strength to 
strength and glory to glory. (Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary) 

Salvation begins with the "dawning" in our hearts ("Dayspring" 
in Luke 1:77-79). As we walk with the Lord, the light gets 
brighter, until one day we shall step into God's eternal light, in a land 
where there is no night. [Wiersbe Expository Outlines]