Proverbs 21:16

“The man that wandreth out of the way of vnderstanding, shall remaine in the congregation of the dead.”

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The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
- King James Version

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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:30 there is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against THE LORD HEBREWS 10:31 it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living GOD HEBREWS 10:36 for you have need of patience that after you have done the will of GOD you might receive the promise PSALM 119:1 blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of THE LORD
  • Will of my father
    A brawling woman is not a Godly woman. The man and the woman must yield to the leading of the Holy Ghost just as the bride of Christ (the chuch) to Him that your prayers be not hindered. Check out 1 Peter 3
  • Donna
    I'm shocked and sadden. Are these Christians responding here. You talk only about the nagging wife.-But there is a root to this fruit. "Why?" She is responding to something wrong. How she responds gets on the man's nerves, but there is something the man is lacking here. It is responsiblity. When she responds like this, it may make you want to be anywhere but there, but She has unmet needs. Love h
  • Benny
    Clay it's just saying who can mess with the creator? You can't touch his absolute superiority on all counts.
  • Cynthia
    In life there are so many enemies of destiny and talking about our plans most times gives them the edge to manipulate. It is better to talk your plans over to God than man. He will give you better direction. So, thank God for this word that came to me today as a reminder that I should talk less about my plans and depend on God to help achieve my plans. Also, I don t need to have an opinion in every matter that is brought around me. Sometimes, people capitalize on the word you say and use it against you. I have been in so many situations to know that most times having no opinion is better than be a smart aleck . So yes, He who keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.
  • BSP
    It is important that we keep our words in check and we can avoid a lot of problems if we think before we speak.

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