Parallel Verses

World English Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

New American Standard Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

King James Version

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Holman Bible

The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,
but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

International Standard Version

The righteousness of the innocent creates a level path, but the wicked fall by their wickedness.

A Conservative Version

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way, but the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.

American Standard Version

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Amplified


The righteousness of the blameless will smooth their way and keep it straight,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

Bible in Basic English

The righteousness of the good man will make his way straight, but the sin of the evil-doer will be the cause of his fall.

Darby Translation

The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.

Julia Smith Translation

The justice of the blameless shall make straight his way, and in his injustice the unjust shall fall.

King James 2000

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will keep his ways straight, but the wicked will fall by his wickedness.

Modern King James verseion

The righteousness of the perfect shall make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The righteousness of the innocent ordereth his way; but the ungodly shall fall in his own wickedness.

NET Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will make straight their way, but the wicked person will fall by his own wickedness.

New Heart English Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

The Emphasized Bible

The righteousness of the blameless, shall smooth his way, but, by his own lawlessness, shall the lawless one, fall.

Webster

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Youngs Literal Translation

The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the perfect
תּמים 
Tamiym 
Usage: 91

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

but the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

4 Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. 5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires.



Cross References

Proverbs 5:22

The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and went home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.

Esther 7:3-10

Then Esther the queen answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.

Proverbs 1:31-32

Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."

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