Proverbs 12:28

“In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the way of righteousnesse is life, and in the path-way thereof there is no death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the way of righteousness is life, And in {its} pathway there is no death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the way of righteousness is life; And in the pathway thereof there is no death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the road of righteousness is life, but the way of the evil-doer goes to death.
- Basic English Bible

In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
- Darby Bible

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the path of it there is no death.
- Webster's Bible

In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.
- World English Bible

In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death!
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the way of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 12:28

  • am so encouraged with that scripture.
  • Susan Dalton for verse 28
    "In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death." Proverbs 12:28

    Jesus is life. Abide in Him and there is no death. His ways are life. Abide in His ways, and abide in life, wherein there is no death.

    In reading the news, one can see many whose way ended in death. Proverbs 11:19 says, "As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death."

    The word evil can mean bad or wrong. The person who follows that which is "bad" pursues it to his own death; likewise, the person who follows that which is "wrong" follows it to his own death.

    There is a "right" way, and there is a "wrong" way. There is a way that is life, and there is a way that is death.

    "...in the pathway thereof there is no death." In the pathway of righteousness is no death; but, some might say the righteous is slain by death even when he stays in the path of righteousness: but, not so.

    We are more than conquerors. Romans 8:36-39 The word "conquerors" means "to vanquish beyond." We who abide in the way of righteousness, when death presents himself as our enemy, overcome him and stand beyond him in life. We conquer beyond; we conquer whatever it is that presents itself in the path of righteousness - we conquer and go beyond it.

    We are more than conquerors through Jesus. We conquer death through the life of Jesus Christ.

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