Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Leave your naive ways, and live. Walk in the path of understanding."

New American Standard Bible

Forsake your folly and live,
And proceed in the way of understanding.”

King James Version

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Holman Bible

Leave inexperience behind, and you will live;
pursue the way of understanding.

A Conservative Version

Forsake ye simpleness, and live, and walk in the way of understanding.

American Standard Version

Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

Amplified


“Leave [behind] your foolishness [and the foolish] and live,
And walk in the way of insight and understanding.”

Bible in Basic English

Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.

Darby Translation

Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence.

Julia Smith Translation

Forsake ye the foolish, and live; and go straight in the way of understanding.

King James 2000

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Lay aside simplicity and live; walk in the way of understanding."

Modern King James verseion

Forsake the foolish and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Forsake ignorance, and ye shall live: and see that ye go in the way of understanding."

NET Bible

Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."

New Heart English Bible

Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

The Emphasized Bible

Forsake the simple ones, and live, and advance in the way of understanding.

Webster

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

World English Bible

Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Youngs Literal Translation

Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the foolish
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

and live
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

and go
אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

in the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

Wisdom's Banquet

5 "Come! Eat my food, and drink the wine that I have mixed. 6 Leave your naive ways, and live. Walk in the path of understanding." 7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites only insult, and whoever rebukes the wicked will himself become stained.


Cross References

Psalm 26:4-6

I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.

Psalm 45:10

Listen, daughter! Consider and pay attention. Forget your people and your father's house,

Psalm 119:115

Leave me, you who practice evil, that I may observe the commands of my God.

Proverbs 4:11

I have directed you in the way of wisdom, and I have led you along straight paths.

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do not enter the path of the wicked, or go along the way of evil men.

Proverbs 8:35

because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 9:11

For because of me you will live a long life, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 10:17

Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.

Proverbs 13:20

Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.

Matthew 7:13-14

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Luke 13:24

He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

Acts 2:40

Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead: "Be saved," he urged them, "from this corrupt generation!"

2 Corinthians 6:17

Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.

Revelation 18:4

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.

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