Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.

King James Version

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Holman Bible

The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life.

International Standard Version

The road of the upright circumvents evil, and whoever watches how he lives preserves his life.

A Conservative Version

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

American Standard Version

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Amplified

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.

Bible in Basic English

The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul.

Darby Translation

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The highway of the upright is to separate himself from evil; he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Julia Smith Translation

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: to watch his ways the guarding of his soul.

King James 2000

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The highway of the upright, it turns from evil, he who guards himself keeps his way.

Modern King James verseion

The way of the upright is to turn away from evil; he who keeps his way guards his way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The path of the righteous escheweth evil; and whoso looketh well to his ways, keepeth his own soul.

NET Bible

The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.

New Heart English Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

The Emphasized Bible

The highway of the upright, is to avoid evil, He preserveth his soul, who guardeth his way.

Webster

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

World English Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

Youngs Literal Translation

A highway of the upright is, 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מסלּה 
M@cillah 
Usage: 27

is to depart
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. 18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.



Cross References

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.

Proverbs 4:24-27

Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 10:9

He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 19:16

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.

Matthew 24:13

"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

Acts 24:16

"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.

Titus 2:10-14

not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

Jude 1:21

keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

Revelation 3:10

'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

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