Proverbs 15:24

“The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The way of life is aboue to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The path of life {leads} upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To the wise the way of life `goeth' upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.
- Basic English Bible

The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.
- Darby Bible

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
- Webster's Bible

The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.
- World English Bible

A path of life [is] on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The path of life goeth upward for the wise, that he may depart from the nether-world beneath.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:24


15:24 The way - The way a wise man takes to obtain life, is to place his heart, and treasure, and conversation on things above.


Discussion for Proverbs 15:24

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 24
    The way of life leads upward to the wise, that he may keep from going downward to Sheol. The Hebrew word for Hell is Sheol, and that place had two compartments. One was Abraham's bosom, and the other where the souls of the lost awaited the final judgment. Jesus took Abraham's bosom to Heaven, when He lead captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. When the thief said Lord remember me, when you come into your Kingdom, and Jesus told him, this day shall you be with Me in Paradise. We are wise when we turn from our sins, and ask Jesus to come into our heart to save us. Then when we die, we are absent from the body, and present with the Lord. David said I will be satisfied when I awake in your likeness. When we see Jesus we will be like Him, for He will change our vile bodies into His glorified body at His appearing.

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