Proverbs 21:16

“The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The man that wandreth out of the way of vnderstanding, shall remaine in the congregation of the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wanderer from the way of knowledge will have his resting-place among the shades.
- Basic English Bible

The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead.
- Darby Bible

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
- Webster's Bible

The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
- World English Bible

A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The man that strayeth out of the way of understanding shall rest in the congregation of the shades.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:16


21:16 Shall remain - Shall, without repentance, be condemned to eternal death.


Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Caleb
    no matter how we prepare GOD is in charge so it is by grace that we are able to deliver when we have prepared
  • BSP
    The estimation of ourselves is not important, but what really matters is what God thinks of us as verse 2 says.
  • Irene123
    To Lillian on Pro. 21 - Thank-you Lillian; your message came just in the nick of time. I was having a problem today with a couple young family members. And the daily verse was about watching our words. The Lord knows long before we need whatever it is.
  • Lilian
    We need Jesus to cleanses our mind, heart and soul everyday and meditate his words. We will receive his guidance and his favor, think twice before we say and talk, for the wives we need to avoid nagging and be abusive to our husband instead to support and pray quitely God will help us to settle the problem. Fighting and getting angry is the work of the devil. Just Praise God
  • David
    V3 this vs tells us that judgement is better than sacrifices. Many like to quote "do not judge" and forget the rest "for with what you judge you shall be judged". The bible refers to the righteous judgement and the only way to have it is to have the Christ in our lives. Judge according to Godliness as you know it and study to show yourself approved. stay strong.
  • Patricia for verse 23
    To me this means if we know what to say and when to say it we shall keep our souls from trouble. Basically there is a time and place for things to be said or not said.

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