Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

them for the ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

A Promise Of Restoration

8 "Ephraim, what have I in common with idols? I have listened and will pay attention to him. I am like a flourishing cypress; in me will your fruit be found." 9 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.


Cross References

Psalm 107:43

Let whoever is wise observe these things, that they may comprehend the gracious love of the LORD. A song. A Davidic psalm.

Proverbs 10:29

To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.

Jeremiah 9:12

Who is the wise person who understands this, and to whom has the LORD spoken so that he may declare it? Why is the land destroyed, ruined like the desert, without anyone passing through it?

Zephaniah 3:5

The righteous LORD who lives within her will do no wrong; he will bring justice to light morning by morning. He never fails, but the unjust are shameless.

Daniel 12:10

Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, though the wicked will continue to act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand. Nevertheless, the insightful will understand.

Luke 2:34

Then Simeon blessed them and told Mary, his mother, "This infant is destined to cause many in Israel to fall and rise. Also, he will be a sign that will be opposed.

John 8:47

The one who belongs to God listens to the words of God. The reason you don't listen is because you don't belong to God."

John 18:37

Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. I was born for this, and I came into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is committed to the truth listens to my voice."

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"

Deuteronomy 32:4

Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.

Job 17:9

But the righteous person will hold to his way, and those with clean hands will grow stronger and stronger."

Job 34:10-12

"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong,

Job 34:18-19

Can one say to a king, "You're vile!' or to nobles, "You're wicked!'?

Psalm 19:7-8

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.

Psalm 84:5

How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path.

Psalm 84:7

They will walk from strength to strength; each will appear before God in Zion.

Psalm 111:7-8

Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy,

Psalm 119:75

I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.

Psalm 119:128

I truly consider all of your precepts all of them to be just, while I despise every false way. Peyh

Proverbs 1:5-6

Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter until the full light of day.

Isaiah 1:28

Rebels and sinners will be broken together, and those who forsake the LORD will be consumed.

Isaiah 8:13-15

The LORD of the Heavenly Armies he's the one you are to regard as holy. Let him be the one whom you fear, and let him be the one before whom you stand in terror!

Isaiah 26:7

"The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make safe the way of justice.

Ezekiel 18:25

"Yet you keep saying, "The LORD isn't being consistent with his standards.' Pay attention, you house of Israel: Is my behavior really inconsistent with my standards? Isn't it your behavior that isn't just?

Ezekiel 33:17-20

"Nevertheless, your people's children keep saying, "Living life the Lord's way isn't right,' when all the while it is their way of living that isn't right.

Matthew 11:19

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."

Matthew 13:11-12

He answered them, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom from heaven, but it hasn't been given to them,

Luke 4:28-29

All the people in the synagogue became furious when they heard this.

Luke 7:23

How blessed is anyone who is not offended by me!"

John 3:19-20

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

John 9:39

Then Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge it, so that those who are blind may see and so that those who see may become blind."

John 15:24

If I hadn't done among them the actions that no one else did, they wouldn't have any sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.

Romans 7:12

So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.

Romans 9:32-33

Why not? Because they did not pursue it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on achievements. They stumbled over the stone that causes people to stumble.

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous signs, lying wonders,

1 Peter 2:7-8

Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,

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