Proverbs 22:5
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New International Version
In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

New Living Translation
Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it.

English Standard Version
Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

New American Standard Bible
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.

King James Bible
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; the one who guards himself stays far from them.

International Standard Version
Thorns and snares lie in the path of the perverse person, but whoever is cautious stays far away from them.

NET Bible
Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.

New Heart English Bible
Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Nets and snares are in the perverse way, and he that keeps his soul will be far from them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A devious person has thorns and traps ahead of him. Whoever guards himself will stay far away from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward; He that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.

New American Standard 1977
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
            He who guards himself will be far from them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he that keeps his soul shall be far from them.

King James 2000 Bible
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

American King James Version
Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

American Standard Version
Thorns and'snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul departeth far from them.

Darby Bible Translation
Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.

English Revised Version
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

World English Bible
Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Young's Literal Translation
Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
4The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life. 5Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them. 6Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:19
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 22:4
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Proverbs 29:6
By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.
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