Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Holman Bible

The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.

International Standard Version

Whoever obeys a commandment keeps himself safe, but someone who is contemptuous in conduct will die.

A Conservative Version

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul. He who is careless of his ways shall die.

American Standard Version

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; But he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Amplified

He who keeps the commandment [of the Lord] keeps his own life, but he who despises His ways shall die.

Bible in Basic English

He who keeps the law keeps his soul; but death will be the fate of him who takes no note of the word.

Darby Translation

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, but he that despises his ways shall die.

Julia Smith Translation

He watching the command watches his soul: he despising his ways shall die.

King James 2000

He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who guards commandments guards his life; he who is careless of his ways will be killed.

Modern King James verseion

He who keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; he who despises His ways shall die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul; but he that regardeth not his way, shall die.

NET Bible

The one who obeys commandments guards his life; the one who despises his ways will die.

New Heart English Bible

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

The Emphasized Bible

One who guardeth the commandment, guardeth his life, he that is reckless in his ways, shall die.

Webster

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

World English Bible

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

but he that despiseth
בּזה 
Bazah 
Usage: 42

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

A Foolish Son Brings Ruin To Others

15 Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. 16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die. 17 One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.



Cross References

Luke 10:28

And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."

Proverbs 13:13

The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17

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

Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Psalm 103:18

To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 15:32

He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 22:5

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

Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Jeremiah 7:23

"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'

Ezekiel 33:5

'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life.

Matthew 16:26

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

John 14:15

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

John 14:21-23

"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."

John 15:10-14

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.

1 Corinthians 7:19

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 John 2:3-4

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.

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