Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.

King James Version

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Holman Bible

For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.

International Standard Version

The way of life leads upward for the wise so he may avoid Sheol below.

A Conservative Version

To the wise man the way of life [is] upward, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.

American Standard Version

To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

Amplified

The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).

Bible in Basic English

Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.

Darby Translation

The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.

Julia Smith Translation

The path of life is above to the understanding one, to depart from hades below.

King James 2000

The way of life leads above to the wise, that he may depart from sheol beneath.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The path of life [leads] upward for him who has insight, in order to turn away from Sheol below.

Modern King James verseion

The way of life is above to the wise, so that he may turn away from hell below.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The way of life leadeth unto heaven; that a man should beware of hell beneath.

NET Bible

The path of life is upward for the wise person, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

New Heart English Bible

The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

The Emphasized Bible

The way of life, is upwards to the prudent, that he may depart from hades beneath.

Webster

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

World English Bible

The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

Youngs Literal Translation

A path of life is on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

is above
מעל 
Ma`al 
Usage: 140

to the wise
שׂכל 
Sakal 
Usage: 63

שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

23 A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word! 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below. 25 The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.



Cross References

Proverbs 2:18

For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;

Philippians 3:20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

Colossians 3:1-2

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Psalm 16:11

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 139:24

And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.

Proverbs 5:5

Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

Proverbs 7:27

Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 9:8

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

Proverbs 23:14

You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.

Jeremiah 21:8

"You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

Matthew 7:14

"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

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