Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.

King James Version

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Holman Bible

Let whoever is wise understand these things, and whoever is insightful recognize them. For the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

International Standard Version

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.

A Conservative Version

Who is wise, that he may understand these things, prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them. But transgressors shall fall therein.

American Standard Version

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? prudent, that he may know them? for the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but transgressors shall fall therein.

Amplified

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of the Lord are right and the [uncompromisingly] just shall walk in them, but transgressors shall stumble and fall in them.

Bible in Basic English

He who is wise will see these things; he who has good sense will have knowledge of them. For the ways of the Lord are straight, and the upright will go in them, but sinners will be falling in them.

Darby Translation

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? intelligent, and he shall know them? For the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who is wise that he might understand this? and prudent that he might know this? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the rebellious shall fall therein.

Julia Smith Translation

Who being wise, and he shall understand these things? and knowing, and he shall know them? for the ways of Jehovah are straight, and the just shall go in them: and they transgressing shall be weak in them.

King James 2000

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall stumble in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who [is] wise that he can understand these [things]? Who is discerning that he knows them? The ways of Yahweh [are] right, and [the] righteous walk in them; but transgressors stumble in them.

Modern King James verseion

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? Understanding, and he shall know them? For the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but sinners shall fall in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who is wise to understand these things and hath wit to perceive them? For the ways of the LORD are straight, and the righteous shall walk in them: but the wicked shall tumble in them.

NET Bible

Who is wise? Let him discern these things! Who is discerning? Let him understand them! For the ways of the Lord are right; the godly walk in them, but in them the rebellious stumble.

New Heart English Bible

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

New simplified Bible

Let the wise understand these things. Let the discerning know them. For the ways of Jehovah are right. And the righteous will walk in them. But transgressors will stumble in them.

The Emphasized Bible

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? intelligent, that he may take knowledge of them? For, straightforward, are the ways of Yahweh, and, the righteous, shall travel therein, but, transgressors, shall stumble therein.

Webster

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

World English Bible

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Who is wise, and doth understand these? Prudent, and knoweth them? For upright are the ways of Jehovah, And the righteous go on in them, And the transgressors stumble therein!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who is wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and he shall understand
בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

and he shall know
ידע 
Yada` 
Usage: 946

them for the ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

ילך 
Yalak 
go , walk , come , depart , ...away , follow , get , lead , brought , carry , bring ,
Usage: 0

in them but the transgressors
פּשׁע 
Pasha` 
Usage: 41

כּשׁל 
Kashal 
Usage: 62

Context Readings

A Promise Of Restoration

8 O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit. 9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.


Cross References

Psalm 107:43

Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.

Proverbs 10:29

The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:12

Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?

Zephaniah 3:5

The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail But the unjust knows no shame.

Daniel 12:10

"Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--

John 8:47

"He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."

John 18:37

Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Job 17:9

"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.

Job 34:10-12

"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.

Job 34:18-19

Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';

Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 84:5

How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!

Psalm 84:7

They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.

Psalm 111:7-8

The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure.

Psalm 119:75

I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Psalm 119:128

Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way.

Proverbs 1:5-6

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Isaiah 1:28

But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.

Isaiah 8:13-15

"It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Ezekiel 18:25

"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right ' Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right?

Ezekiel 33:17-20

"Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.

Matthew 11:19

"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."

Matthew 13:11-12

Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

Luke 4:28-29

And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things;

Luke 7:23

"Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."

John 3:19-20

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

John 9:39

And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."

John 15:24

"If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.

Romans 7:12

So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Romans 9:32-33

Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

1 Peter 2:7-8

This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,"



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