Old Testament

Proverbs 22:6
6Dedicate[] a child to the way he should go,
and even when he becomes old, he will not turn away from it.


  • 22:6 Or consecrate. The Hebrew word used here is not one of the usual words for teaching or training, but it is the same word used for dedicating a temple. It adds the connotation of entrusting the child to the Lord, as Hannah did.