Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 and obeys the commandment [of the Lord] keeps (guards) his own life,
But he who is careless of his ways and conduct will 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.

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.

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 will bring on a deep sleep, and a person of idleness will suffer hunger. 16 He who guards commandments guards his life; he who is careless of his ways will be killed. 17 He who lends to Yahweh [is] he who is kind to the poor, and his benefits he will repay to him.



Cross References

Luke 10:28

And he said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live."

Proverbs 13:13

He who despises a word will bring destruction on himself, but he who respects a commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17

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

Luke 11:28

But he said, "On the contrary, blessed [are] those who hear the word of God and follow [it]!"

Psalm 103:18

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

Proverbs 3:1

My child, do not forget my instruction, and may your heart guard my commands.

Proverbs 15:32

He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, he guards his life from danger.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the perverse; he who guards himself will keep away from them.

Proverbs 29:18

When there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint, but as for he who guards instruction, happiness [is] his.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever obeys [his] command will not suffer disaster. The wise mind knows the [proper] time and the right [procedure].

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Now that all has been heard, here is the final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Jeremiah 7:23

But I only commanded them this word, {saying}, 'Obey my voice, and I will be to you God, and you will be to me people, and you must walk in all of the way that I command you, so that it goes well with you.'

Ezekiel 33:5

[For] he heard the sound of the horn and he did not take warning; his blood will be on him. But [if] he took warning, he saved his life.

Matthew 16:26

For what will a person be benefited if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what will a person give in exchange for his life?

John 14:15

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 14:21-23

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

John 15:10-14

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

1 Corinthians 7:19

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

1 John 2:3-4

And 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 [what is] 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] the ones who wash their robes, so that their authority will be over the tree of life and they may enter into the city through the gates.

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