Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 Evil people earn deceptive wages, but those who plant righteousness are truly rewarded. 19 Genuine righteousness leads to life, but whoever pursues evil will die. 20 Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:16

Honorable wages lead to life; the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life; whoever is satisfied with it will rest, untouched by evil.

Proverbs 12:28

In the pathway to righteousness there is life, and in that lifestyle there is no death.

Proverbs 1:16-19

For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation.

Proverbs 7:22-23

All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap

Proverbs 8:36

But whoever sins against me destroys himself; everyone who hates me loves death."

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth won't help in the time of judgment, but righteousness will deliver from death.

Acts 10:35

Indeed, whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation.

Romans 2:8-9

but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.

Romans 6:23

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

1 John 3:7

Little children, don't let anyone deceive you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, just as the Messiah is righteous.

1 John 3:10

This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.

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