Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


He who learns from instruction and correction is on the [right] path of life [and for others his example is a path toward wisdom and blessing],
But he who ignores and refuses correction goes off course [and for others his example is a path toward sin and ruin].

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.

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 labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man [is] to sin. 17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof errs. 18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips. And he who utters a slander is a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

2 Chronicles 25:16

And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, Have we made thee of the king's counsel? Cease. Why should thou be smitten? Then the prophet ceased, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee,

Proverbs 1:25-26

but ye have made all my counsel void, and want none of my reproof,

Proverbs 1:30

They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, do not forget my law, but let thy heart keep my commandments.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her. And happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 4:4

And he taught me, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:13

Take firm hold of instruction. Do not let her go. Keep her, for she is thy life.

Proverbs 5:12

and say, How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof.

Proverbs 12:1

He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 15:10

There is grievous correction for him who forsakes the way. He who hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 29:1

He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not allow thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin, nor say thou before the [heavenly] agent, that is was an error. Why should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?

Matthew 7:24-27

Therefore every man, whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.

Luke 11:28

But he said, Blessed rather, are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.

Hebrews 2:1

Because of this we ought to give more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest we might slip away.

Hebrews 12:25

Watch, that ye not refuse him who speaks. For if those men did not escape, having refused him who spoke a divine message on earth, much more we, those who turn away from him from the heavens,

2 Peter 1:5-11

Now this same thing also, having applied all eagerness, furnish in your faith, virtue, and in virtue, knowledge,

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