Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward. 19 As righteousness leads to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death. 20 They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:16

The labor of the righteous leads to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Proverbs 1:16-19

For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 7:22-23

He goes after her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Proverbs 8:36

But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Acts 10:35

But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Romans 2:8-9

But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

1 John 3:10

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.

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