I will instruct you and teach you

PSALM 32:8



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In this uplifting verse God reassures us that He will guide us along the path through life. He will keep His eye on us along the way, teaching us how to live.

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I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

— Psalm 32:8

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I will instruct אַשְׂכִּֽילְךָ֙׀ To be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent H7919
thee and teach וְֽאוֹרְךָ֗ Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach H3384
thee in the way בְּדֶֽרֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb H1870
which ז֥וּ This or that H2098
thou shalt go: תֵלֵ֑ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) H1980
I will guide אִֽיעֲצָ֖ה To advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve H3289
thee עֵינִֽי׃ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) H5869

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