Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who 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 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 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 tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin. 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray. 18 He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who speaks 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 happened as he talked with him, the king said to him, Have we made you of the king's counsel? Stop! Why should you be stricken? And the prophet stopped. And he said, I know that God has determined to destroy you because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.

Proverbs 1:25-26

but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning.

Proverbs 1:30

They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction,

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 those who lay hold upon her; and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Proverbs 4:4

He also taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words, keep my commandments and live.

Proverbs 4:13

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

Proverbs 5:12

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

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates correction is like a brute animal.

Proverbs 15:10

Correction is grievous to him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge.

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck when reproved shall be suddenly broken, and there will be no healing.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not allow your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; do not 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 whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.

Luke 11:28

But He said, No; rather, blessed are they who 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 do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape, those who refused him that spoke on earth, much more we shall not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from Heaven,

2 Peter 1:5-11

But also in this very thing, bringing in all diligence, filling out your faith with virtue, and with virtue, knowledge;

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