Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of a perverse man. He who keeps his soul shall be far from them.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Holman Bible

There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked;
the one who guards himself stays far from them.

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

Thorns and'snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Amplified


Thorns and snares are in the way of the obstinate [for their lack of honor and their wrong-doing traps them];
He who guards himself [with godly wisdom] will be far from them and avoid the consequences they suffer.

Bible in Basic English

Thorns and nets are in the way of the twisted: he who keeps watch over his soul will be far from them.

Darby Translation

Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.

Julia Smith Translation

Thorns, snares, in the way of the perverse one: he watching his soul shall be far from them.

King James 2000

Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he who keeps his soul shall be far from them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Spears and snares are in the way of the froward; but he that will keep his soul, let him flee from such.

NET Bible

Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.

New Heart English Bible

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

The Emphasized Bible

Thorns and snares, are in the way of the perverse, - he that guardeth his soul, shall be far from them.

Webster

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

World English Bible

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צן 
Tsen 
Usage: 2

and snares
פּח 
Pach 
Usage: 27

are in the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the froward
עקּשׁ 
`iqqesh 
Usage: 11

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

shall be far
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

References

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

4 The reward of humility [and] the fear of LORD [is] riches and honor and life. 5 Thorns [and] snares are in the way of a perverse man. He who keeps his soul shall be far from them. 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is made a highway.

1 John 5:18

We know that every man who has been begotten from God does not sin, but he who was begotten from God keeps himself, and the evil does not touch him.

Joshua 23:13

know for a certainty that LORD your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight, but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good

Job 18:8

For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon the toils.

Psalm 11:6

He will rain snares upon sinners. Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 18:26-27

With the pure thou will show thyself pure. And with the perverse thou will show thyself contrary.

Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 13:15

Good understanding gives favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard.

Proverbs 16:17

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

Proverbs 19:16

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

Jude 1:20-21

But ye beloved, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in Holy Spirit,

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