Proverbs 10:17
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New International Version
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

King James Bible
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Darby Bible Translation
Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.

World English Bible
He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.

Young's Literal Translation
A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.

Proverbs 10:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He is in the way of life - The truly religious man accumulates knowledge that he may the better know how to live to God, and do most good among men.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the way

Proverbs 3:1,2,18 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments...

Proverbs 4:4,13 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live...

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 22:17-19 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge...

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

2 Peter 1:5-11 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

he that

Proverbs 1:25,26,30 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof...

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Are you made of the king's counsel? forbear...

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

erreth or causeth to err

Ecclesiastes 5:6 Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; neither say you before the angel, that it was an error...

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The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

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