Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry. 16 Whoever obeys a commandment keeps himself safe, but someone who is contemptuous in conduct will die. 17 Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.



Cross References

Luke 10:28

Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly. "Do this, and you will live.'"

Proverbs 13:13

Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17

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

Luke 11:28

But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!"

Psalm 103:18

to those who keep his covenant and to those who remember to observe his precepts.

Proverbs 3:1

My son, don't forget my instruction, and keep my commandments carefully in mind.

Proverbs 15:32

Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares lie in the path of the perverse person, but whoever is cautious stays far away from them.

Proverbs 29:18

Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

Jeremiah 7:23

but I did give them this command: "Obey me and I'll be your God, and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you so it will go well for you.'

Ezekiel 33:5

After all, he heard the alarm sounding, but did not heed the warning, so his shed blood will remain his own responsibility. If he had heeded the warning, he would have saved himself.

Matthew 16:26

because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

John 14:15

"If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21-23

The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him."

John 15:10-14

If you keep my commandments, you'll 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 obeying God's commandments is everything.

1 John 2:3-4

This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments.

1 John 3:22

Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

1 John 5:3

For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep his commandments, and his commandments are not difficult,

Revelation 22:14

"How blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city!

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