Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 the righteous leads to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. 17 He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof goes astray. 18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that 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 unto him, Are you made the king's counselor? stop; why should you be killed? Then the prophet stopped, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not hearkened unto my counsel.

Proverbs 1:25-26

But you have ignored all my counsel, and would have none of my reproof:

Proverbs 1:30

They would have none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Proverbs 5:12

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

Proverbs 12:1

Whosoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is senseless.

Proverbs 15:10

Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.

Proverbs 29:1

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

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Permit not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; neither say before the angel, that it was an error: why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?

Matthew 7:24-27

Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:

Luke 11:28

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Hebrews 12:25

See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:

2 Peter 1:5-11

And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

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