Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is a way which seemeth right vnto a man: but the end thereof are the wayes of death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is a way {which seems} right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
- Basic English Bible

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
- Darby Bible

There is a way which seemeth right to a man, but the end of it are the ways of death.
- Webster's Bible

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
- World English Bible

There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end [are] ways of death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:12


14:12 Right - There are some evil courses which men may think to be lawful and good. The end - The event shews that they were sinful and destructive.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • BSP
    Verse 29: This verse shows that the person who is slow to anger is looked upon with favor by God.
  • A disciple
    "Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." If we can look so hard on our unsaved family members, neighbors and coworkers and demand that they are accountable to the Law of God, and His Judgments upon disobedience how do so many then not recognize the beam in their own eye, or the hypocrisy of calling themselves saved Christians, while they are clearly still bound in their sins? "And if we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves be found sinful men, whether Christ be minister of sin? God forbid." Galatians 2:17 Wycliffe Bible The LORD God our Saviour says, "Sin no more, that not a worse thing come upon you " yet some still strongly protest, saying, "We all sin every day we can't help but sin " and then misuse the Scriptures to cover their defeated lives. If one breaks a hedge, the serpent will bite! But that doesn't negate the truth of the Glad Tidings, that Christ sets us REALLY free only that that one has fallen into sin! But we have an Almighty and wonderfully merciful Saviour, who is able to save to the uttermost ALL who call upon Him. So if you're having a problem bring it to the Lord in repentance, and BE CONVERTED! that your sins may be blotted out and you shall receive forgiveness and all the fullness of His great and glorious Salvation Victory.
  • Lilian
    Our sins are already forgiven and was cleansed by the blood of Jesus we are pardoned as Jesus paid the price on the cross by his blood. Lets praise and worship Jesus for he is worthy. To conquer and depart from evil is to do good and accept Jesus as the Son of the living God aken
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS....
  • Jerry
    "The backslider in heart..." for all have sinned...you won't "QUIT" sinning til the day you die! So in this sense, we all backslid to a certain extend! But we shouldn't stay here in a backslidden condition too long... we should just confess our sins and get right with the Lord.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 14: "Backslider", better rendered, "hypocrite, deceiver, pretender", may say the right things to appear to be something he isn't, is ruled by the senses, therefore will reap what is truly inside produced by his own wicked imagination. The "good man", ie. the person ruled by the Holy Spirit, will bring forth the good things which his own imagination produces. Matt.12:35

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