Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

How can a young man keep his behavior pure? By guarding it in accordance with your word.

New American Standard Bible

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.

King James Version

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Holman Bible

?BetHow can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping Your word.

A Conservative Version

With what shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to thy word.

American Standard Version

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Amplified

How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].

Bible in Basic English

How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.

Darby Translation

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his path? by taking heed according to thy word.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

BETH. With what shall a young man cleanse his way? when he shall keep thy word.

Julia Smith Translation

In what shall a youth cleanse his way? To watch according to thy word.

King James 2000

[Beth] How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.

Lexham Expanded Bible

How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word.

Modern King James verseion

BETH: With what shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Beth} Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? Even by ruling himself after thy word.

NET Bible

(Bet) How can a young person maintain a pure life? By guarding it according to your instructions!

New Heart English Bible

BET. How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

The Emphasized Bible

[BETH] Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word.

Webster

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed to it, according to thy word.

World English Bible

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

Youngs Literal Translation

Beth. With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.

References

Context Readings

Beth

8 I will keep your statutes; do not ever abandon me. Bet 9 How can a young man keep his behavior pure? By guarding it in accordance with your word. 10 I have sought you with all of my heart; do not let me drift away from your commands.


Cross References

Psalm 25:7

Do not remember my youthful sins and transgressions; but remember me in light of your gracious love, in light of your goodness, LORD.

Titus 2:4-6

They should encourage the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,

James 1:21-25

Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

Deuteronomy 17:18

When he occupies his royal throne, he must make a copy of this Law for himself from a scroll used by the Levitical priests.

Joshua 1:7

Only be strong and very courageous to ensure that you obey all the instructions that my servant Moses gave you turn neither to the right nor to the left from it so that you may succeed wherever you go.

2 Chronicles 6:16

"Now therefore, LORD God of Israel, keep your promise that you made to my father, your servant David, when you said, "You are to not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants will watch their lives, to live according to my Law, just as you have lived in my presence.'

Job 1:5

When their time of feasting had concluded, Job would rise early in the morning to send for them and consecrate them to God. He would offer a burnt offering for each one, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children sinned by cursing God in their hearts." Job did this time and again.

Job 13:26

You've accused me of bitter things; you've caused me to reap the sins of my youth.

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 19:7-11

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.

Psalm 34:11

Come, children, listen to me, and I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 78:4-8

We will not withhold them from their descendants; we'll declare to the next generation the praises of the LORD his might and awesome deeds that he has performed.

Psalm 119:11

I have stored what you have said in my heart, so I won't sin against you.

Psalm 119:97-105

How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation.

Proverbs 1:4

for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young.

Proverbs 1:10

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

Proverbs 4:1

Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

Proverbs 4:10-17

Listen, my son: accept my words, and you'll live a long, long time.

Proverbs 5:7-23

Now, children, listen to me. Don't turn away from what I am saying.

Proverbs 6:20-35

Keep your father's commands, my son, and never forsake your mother's rules,

Proverbs 7:7

and I noticed among the naive that is, I discerned among the youths a senseless young man.

Ecclesiastes 11:9-1

So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.

Luke 15:13

A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living.

John 15:3

You are already clean because of what I've spoken to you.

2 Timothy 2:22

Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

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