Proverbs 6:23 - God's Word And Correction Are Like Lights Revealing The Path To Life Eternal

Pro.6:23:  God's Word And Correction Are Like Lights Revealing 
The Path To Life Eternal.  

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

Proverbs 6:23 (KJV)  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law 
is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 

Proverbs 6:23 (NLT)  For these commands and this teaching are a 
lamp to light the way ahead of you. The correction of discipline is 
the way to life. 

Proverbs 6:23 (AMP)  For the commandment is a lamp, and the 
whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are 
the way of life,  

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

After summarizing the benefits of this book (1:1-7), these first 
chapters take the form of a father exhorting his son not to reject (vv. 
8-33) but to embrace wisdom (2:1-4:27). He warned against adultery 
(5:1-23; 6:20-7:27) and folly (6:1-19), picturing wisdom and folly as two 
very different women (8:1-9:18). [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Proverbs 6:1-35
Evil destroys human relationships as well as our relationship 
with God. Certain actions and attitudes are always evil. We can never 
justify pride, lying, evil schemes against others, dedication to evil 
projects, false testimony, adultery, or stirring up dissension. Such 
actions lead naturally to ultimate disaster. [Disciple SB] 

Lessons for Daily Life

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

Psalm 19:8 (KJV)  The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing 
the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the 

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a 
light unto my path.  

Proverbs 4:4 (KJV)  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let 
thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.  

Proverbs 29:15 (KJV)  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a 
child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.  

Isaiah 8:20 (KJV)  To the law and to the testimony: if they 
speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in 

Jeremiah 21:8 (KJV)  And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus 
saith the Lord; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way 
of death.  

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 

COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?

The law is a lamp to enlighten the mind and show the way of 
happiness, peace, and eternal life. [SDA Commentary] 

How to Live Like a King: Solomon was the richest, most 
influential king of his day. Yet he reports in chapter 8 that the key to 
happiness is not riches, or power, or other "kingly" possessions. Rather, 
it is wisdom - knowing God and obeying His Word. Think of it: The 
happiness of a king is within your reach! [Your Daily Walk SB]