Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.

King James Version

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

Holman Bible

Genuine righteousness [leads] to life, but pursuing evil [leads] to death.

International Standard Version

Genuine righteousness leads to life, but whoever pursues evil will die.

A Conservative Version

He who is steadfast in righteousness [comes] to life, and he who pursues evil [comes] to his own death.

American Standard Version

He that is stedfast in righteousness'shall attain unto life; And he that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death.

Amplified

He who is steadfast in righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) attains to life, but he who pursues evil does it to his own death.

Bible in Basic English

So righteousness gives life; but he who goes after evil gets death for himself.

Darby Translation

As righteousness tendeth to life, so he that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As righteousness is unto life, so he that pursues evil pursues it unto his own death.

Julia Smith Translation

So justice to life, and he pursuing evil, to his death.

King James 2000

As righteousness leads to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who is steadfast in righteousness [is] to life as he who pursues evil [is] to death.

Modern King James verseion

So righteousness tends to life; but one pursuing evil, it is to his own death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as righteousness bringeth life; even so to cleave unto evil, bringeth death.

NET Bible

True righteousness leads to life, but the one who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

New Heart English Bible

He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.

The Emphasized Bible

A righteous son, turneth to life, but, he that pursueth wickedness, to his own death.

Webster

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

World English Bible

He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.

Youngs Literal Translation

Rightly is righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil -- for his own death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

so he that pursueth
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward. 19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death. 20 The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:16

The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.

Proverbs 1:16-19

For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

Proverbs 7:22-23

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Proverbs 8:36

"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."

Proverbs 11:4

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

Romans 2:8-9

but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John 3:7

Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

1 John 3:10

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.



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