Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 increase of the wicked leads to sin. 17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray. 18 He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:23

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

2 Chronicles 25:16

It happened, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, "Have we made you one of the king's counselors? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" Then the prophet stopped, and 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 ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof;

Proverbs 1:30

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

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:13

Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 5:12

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

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 15:10

There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 22:17-19

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 29:1

He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Don't allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don't protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?

Matthew 7:24-27

"Everyone therefore who hears these words 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, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.

Hebrews 12:25

See that you don't refuse him who speaks. For if they didn't escape when they refused him who warned on the Earth, how much more will we not escape who turn away from him who warns from heaven,

2 Peter 1:5-11

Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;

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