Proverbs 16:17

“The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:17

The high way of the vpright is to depart from euill: hee that keepeth his way, preserueth his soule.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul.
- Basic English Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul.
- Darby Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
- Webster's Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
- World English Bible

A highway of the upright [is], `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:17

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:17


16:17 The high - way - Their common road, in which they walk, tho' through frailty or temptation they slip into the bypath of sin. From evil - From the evil of sin, and consequently from the evil of punishment. Keepeth - That takes heed to walk in that high - way.


Discussion for Proverbs 16:17

  • Raphael maina kimani on Proverbs 16:17
    Would like to understand the verse clearly and how i wish follow it.
  • Miriam on Proverbs 16:17
    The righteous differs in his culture [way of life] because he watches in everything he does. Since every deeds and actions have eternal consequences, which can be death or life. The way he prospers and gets good success is to tread the NARROW paths of WATCHING. He can't do just anything on that road. He must have road sense. If not, he runs into people or they bump at him. He isn't a Jaywalker. He is figuring out how to reach home safely, so the rustle and bustle of road life shouldn't distract him. May the almighty Elohim help us to have spiritual road sense as we run on the way! Amen!


 

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