Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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 reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment. 17 The one who heeds instruction is on the way to life, but the one who rejects rebuke goes astray. 18 The one who conceals hatred utters lies, and the one who spreads slander is certainly a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

2 Chronicles 25:16

While he was speaking, Amaziah said to him, "Did we appoint you to be a royal counselor? Stop prophesying or else you will be killed!" So the prophet stopped, but added, "I know that the Lord has decided to destroy you, because you have done this thing and refused to listen to my advice."

Proverbs 1:25-26

because you neglected all my advice, and did not comply with my rebuke,

Proverbs 1:30

they did not comply with my advice, they spurned all my rebuke.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,

Proverbs 3:18

She is like a tree of life to those who obtain her, and everyone who grasps hold of her will be blessed.

Proverbs 4:4

he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.

Proverbs 4:13

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; protect it, because it is your life.

Proverbs 5:12

And you will say, "How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 12:1

The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 15:10

Severe discipline is for the one who abandons the way; the one who hates reproof will die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction.

Proverbs 29:1

The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your mouth cause you to sin, and do not tell the priest, "It was a mistake!" Why make God angry at you so that he would destroy the work of your hands?"

Matthew 7:24-27

"Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.

Luke 11:28

But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

Hebrews 12:25

Take care not to refuse the one who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven?

2 Peter 1:5-11

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;

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