Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

King James Version

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Holman Bible

A slacker’s way is like a thorny hedge,
but the path of the upright is a highway.

International Standard Version

The lifestyle of the lazy is like a thorny hedge, but the path taken by the upright is an open highway.

A Conservative Version

The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is made a highway.

American Standard Version

The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.

Amplified

The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns [it pricks, lacerates, and entangles him], but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway.

Bible in Basic English

Thorns are round the way of the hater of work; but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway.

Darby Translation

The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; but the path of the upright is made plain.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the righteous is made plain.

Julia Smith Translation

The way of the slothful as the cutting of the thorn: and the path of the upright was raised up.

King James 2000

The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made a highway.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The way of the lazy is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright [is] a highway.

Modern King James verseion

The way of the lazy one is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The way of the slothful is full of thorns; but the street of the righteous is well cleansed.

NET Bible

The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.

New Heart English Bible

The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.

The Emphasized Bible

The way of the sluggard, is like a thorn hedge, but, the path of the upright, is a raised road.

Webster

The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

World English Bible

The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Youngs Literal Translation

The way of the slothful is as a hedge of briers, And the path of the upright is raised up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the slothful
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

man is as an hedge
משׂכה משׂוּכהo 
M@suwkah 
Usage: 2

of thorns
חדק 
Chedeq 
Usage: 2

but the way
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute. 19 The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway. 20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.



Cross References

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

Numbers 14:1-3

Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

Numbers 14:7-9

and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, "The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

Psalm 5:8

O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.

Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

Psalm 25:12

Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Psalm 27:11

Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 8:9

"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"

Isaiah 30:21

Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

Isaiah 57:14

And it will be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people."

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