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

  • 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.
  • Bihbish for verse 5
    this verse has thought me to me clam in every thing I do and be strong in prayers GOD will see me through
  • Donna Lewis for verse 19
    I believe that a wife is not suppose to argue about the same thing over and over again thats nagging, its doesn 't acomplish anything but bigger problems or words you 'll regret saying im guilty of that im asking God for help right this minute to remain quite when I 'm tempted to nagg. So im asking for prayer please. Thank You.
  • Paul Shetu
    13 This verse: If it means what it says, one will have themselves to blame when finding themselves in prolonged trouble. to me abiding by this truth is vital even for ANSWERED PRAYERS! Halleluiah!
  • Ray ortiz for verse 23
    What ever words that comes out of the mouth, it was in the heart first. we have to pray everyday for more control of the tongue. What people say to others could hurt. good verse

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