Proverbs 10:9
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New International Version
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

New Living Translation
People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.

English Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

New American Standard Bible
He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

King James Bible
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.

International Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity lives prudently, but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed.

NET Bible
The one who conducts himself in integrity will live securely, but the one who behaves perversely will be found out.

New Heart English Bible
He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that walks in perfection goes in hope, and he who perverts his ways will be known.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever lives honestly will live securely, but whoever lives dishonestly will be found out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.

New American Standard 1977
He who walks in integrity walks securely,
            But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that walks in integrity walks securely, but he that perverts his ways shall be broken.

King James 2000 Bible
He that walks uprightly walks securely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.

American King James Version
He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.

American Standard Version
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.

Darby Bible Translation
He that walketh in integrity walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

English Revised Version
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

World English Bible
He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
8The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined. 9He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out. 10He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:26
So do not be afraid of them. For nothing is concealed that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known.

1 Timothy 5:25
In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even the ones that are inconspicuous cannot remain hidden.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Proverbs 3:23
Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble.

Proverbs 26:26
Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

Proverbs 28:18
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

Isaiah 33:16
He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.
Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you.

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(9) Walketh surely.--He has no cause to fear lest anything to his discredit should come out, but can trust quietly in the Lord (Psalm 112:7); while he that goeth by crooked paths will be found out (Matthew 10:26), and the fear of this gives him perpetual uneasiness. Or the meaning may be that he will be "instructed," i.e., punished by misfortune, as Jeremiah 31:19.

Verse 9. - He that walketh uprightly (Proverbs 2:7); Vulgate and Septuagint, "in simplicity," having nothing to conceal or to fear. So Christ enjoins his followers to be guileless as children, and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16; Mark 10:15). Surely; equivalent to "securely;" ἀμερίμνως, Aquila, having no fear of inopportune exposure, because he has no secret sin. He that perverteth his ways; deals in crooked practices. Shall be known (Proverbs 12:16). He shall be exposed and punished, and put to open shame. Having this apprehension always present, he cannot walk with confidence as the innocent does. Hence the antithesis in the text. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely,.... Or, "that walketh in perfection" (c) as the Targum. Not that walks without sin, no man does that; but that walks in the sincerity, integrity, and uprightness of his heart, both before God and men; who worships God in spirit and in truth, and speaks the truth in his heart to his neighbour; who is an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile; who walks uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel; who makes the word of God the rule of his life and actions; who walks by faith on Christ, using him as the way to the Father; believing in him for salvation; walking on in him as he has received him, and especially dealing with his uprightness or righteousness for his justification before God; who walks, as Christ did, in imitation of him; who walks in love, as he did, and in all humility, meekness, patience, and self-denial; who walks in and after the Spirit of Christ; and in the truths of the Gospel, and in all the ordinances thereof; and in all holy conversation and godliness, studying to exercise a conscience void of offence towards God and men. Such a man "walks surely", or securely, safely, confidently, as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions, interpret the word. Such an one has nothing to fear in his walk; he walks on "terra firma", on good ground, in a good way, which leads to life eternal: he has a good guide, the Spirit of God, which goes before him, and will be his guide even unto death, and lead him in the way everlasting, unto the land of uprightness; he has a good guard about him, not only the angels of God that encamp around him, but God himself is a wall of fire to him, and his power surrounds and protects him; he has many precious promises to support him; not only that the Lord will be a buckler to him, but will withhold no good thing from him, Proverbs 2:7; he has the gracious and supporting presence of God, when he passes through the fire and water of afflictions, and even through the valley of the shadow of death, so that he has nothing to fear; and has moreover the testimony of a good conscience; and having a good hope through grace, he "walks in hope", as the Targum is; yea, rejoices in hope of the glory of God, and holds fast that rejoicing to the end;

but he that perverteth his ways shall be known; who does not walk in a plain, direct, and even path, according to the rule of the word, as the upright man; but winds about here and there, goes into crooked paths, walks in craftiness as deceitful workers, whose folly shall be made manifest; though they think to hide it, and deceive men, they and their wickedness shall be exposed, their tricks and artful methods shall be laid open, and they be known to be what they are; if not in this life, yet at the last judgment, 1 Timothy 5:24. Jarchi and Aben Ezra observe another sense of the word, "he shall be broken", and compare with it Judges 8:16.

(c) "qui ambulat perfecte", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus. 9. perverteth his ways—acts deceitfully.

known—discovered and punished.10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.
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