Proverbs 11:19

“As righteousnesse tendeth to life: so he that pursueth euill, pursueth it to his owne death.”

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Other Translations

As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death.
- King James Version

He who is steadfast in righteousness {will attain} to life, And he who pursues evil {will bring about} his own death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is stedfast in righteousness `shall attain' unto life; And he that pursueth evil `doeth it' to his own death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So righteousness gives life; but he who goes after evil gets death for himself.
- Basic English Bible

As righteousness [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.
- Darby Bible

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
- Webster's Bible

He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.
- World English Bible

Rightly [is] righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil -- for his own death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Stedfast righteousness tendeth to life; but he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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