Proverbs 2:20
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English Standard Version
So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.

King James Bible
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

American Standard Version
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst walk in a good way: and mayst keep the paths of the just.

English Revised Version
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this verse the regimen of the מן, 12b, is to be regarded as lost; the description now goes on independently. Whoever does not shrink back from evil, but gives himself up to deceit, who finally is at home in it as in his own proper life-element, and rejoices, yea, delights in that which he ought to shun as something destructive and to be rejected. The neut. רע is frequently an attributive genit., Proverbs 6:24; Proverbs 15:26; Proverbs 28:5; cf. טוב, Proverbs 24:25, which here, since תּהפּכות are those who in themselves are bad, does not separate, but heightens: perversitates non simplices aut vulgares, sed pessimae et ex omni parte vitiosae (J. H. Michaelis). With אשׁר (οἵτινες), Proverbs 2:15, this part is brought to a conclusion. Fleischer, Bertheau, and others interpret ארחתיהם, as the accus. of the nearer definition, as σκολιὸς τὸν νοῦν, τὰς πράξεις; but should it be an accus., then would we expect, in this position of the words, עקּשׁוּ (Isaiah 59:8; Proverbs 10:8, cf. Proverbs 9:15). עקּשׁים is the pred.; for ארח, like דּרך, admits of both genders. וּנלוזים carries in it its subject הם; לוּז, like the Arab. l'd, l'dh, is a weaker form of לוּץ, flectere, inclinare, intrans. recedere: they are turned aside, inclined out of the way to the right and left in their walk (בּ as Proverbs 17:20).

Proverbs 2:20 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Psalm 119:63,115 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts...

Songs 1:7,8 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

Cross References
Hebrews 6:12
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

Proverbs 13:20
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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