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.


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