Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

King James Version

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Holman Bible

The one who follows instruction is on the path to life,
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.

International Standard Version

Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.

A Conservative Version

He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof errs.

American Standard Version

He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

Amplified

He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.

Bible in Basic English

He who takes note of teaching is a way of life, but he who gives up training is a cause of error.

Darby Translation

Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He is in the way of life that gives heed to chastening, but he that refuses reproof errs.

Julia Smith Translation

The path to life is watching instruction: and he forsaking reproof goes astray.

King James 2000

He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof goes astray.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[On] the path to life is he who guards instruction, but he who rejects rebuke goes astray.

Modern King James verseion

He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To take heed unto the chastening of nurture, is the way of life; but he that refuseth to be reformed, deceiveth himself.

NET Bible

The one who heeds instruction is on the way to life, but the one who rejects rebuke goes astray.

New Heart English Bible

He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.

The Emphasized Bible

On the way to life, is he that heedeth correction, but, he that hateth reproof, is going astray.

Webster

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

World English Bible

He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.

Youngs Literal Translation

A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He is in the way
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Towkechah 
Usage: 28

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

16 The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment. 17 He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray. 18 He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

2 Chronicles 25:16

As he was talking with him, the king said to him, "Have we appointed you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" Then the prophet stopped and said, "I know that God has planned to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel."

Proverbs 1:25-26

And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;

Proverbs 1:30

"They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 4:4

Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Proverbs 4:13

Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 15:10

Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

Matthew 7:24-27

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Hebrews 2:1

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.

2 Peter 1:5-11

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

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