Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is a way which seemeth right vnto a man: but the end thereof are the wayes of death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is a way {which seems} right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
- Basic English Bible

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
- Darby Bible

There is a way which seemeth right to a man, but the end of it are the ways of death.
- Webster's Bible

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
- World English Bible

There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways of death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:12


14:12 Right - There are some evil courses which men may think to be lawful and good. The end - The event shews that they were sinful and destructive.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • Lilian
    Without hearing or meditating the word of God it is impossible to please him and to gain faith. It is He who give us this gift of faith. Blessed are those who are hungry for righteousness for they shall see God pray for those who curse and persecute you for they shall the glory of God. If God is for us who can be against us. A wise man will not give a place for the foolish and evil man . Jesus wants our eyes to fix on him. Our obedience to his words are very important when seeking diligently Jesus. He will turn our pain into joy. Lets give thanks to his blood and praise him for what he have done in our life and this is should be our prayers. Amen
  • Tim mock
    Proverbs is one of the most instructional books of the Bible. God truly inspire Solomon .
  • This is the verse to read and take to heart before doing...pretty much anything. Also this verse came to my attention by the grace of God when I was into the occult. It one of the first verses I came to that would help point me into a new direction. This verse indicates that the occult,witchcraft,etc. Is a lie and a deception that will only lead a person to hell.
  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.

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