Proverbs 22:5

“Thornes and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doeth keepe his soule, shalbe farre from them.”

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Other Translations

Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
- King James Version

Thorns {and} snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thorns `and' snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Thorns and nets are in the way of the twisted: he who keeps watch over his soul will be far from them.
- Basic English Bible

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.
- Darby Bible

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
- Webster's Bible

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.
- World English Bible

Thorns -- snares [are] in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward; he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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