Proverbs 2:21
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New International Version
For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;

New Living Translation
For only the godly will live in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it.

English Standard Version
For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,

New American Standard Bible
For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it;

King James Bible
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it;

International Standard Version
For the upright will live in the land, and people of integrity will remain in it.

NET Bible
For the upright will reside in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,

New Heart English Bible
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the upright dwell in the land and those without blemish are spared in it

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Decent people will live in the land. People of integrity will remain in it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the whole-hearted shall remain in it.

New American Standard 1977
For the upright will live in the land,
            And the blameless will remain in it;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

King James 2000 Bible
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the blameless shall remain in it.

American King James Version
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

American Standard Version
For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they that are upright shall dwell in the earth, and the simple shall continue in it.

Darby Bible Translation
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it;

English Revised Version
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

World English Bible
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

Young's Literal Translation
For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
20So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. 21For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; 22But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:9
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:29
The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.

Proverbs 10:30
The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.

Proverbs 28:10
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.
Treasury of Scripture

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: …

Psalm 37:3,9,11,22,29 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and …

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 112:4-6 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, …

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