Proverbs 28:18
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New International Version
The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.

New Living Translation
The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.

English Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

New American Standard Bible
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

King James Bible
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.

International Standard Version
Whoever lives blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverted will fall without warning.

NET Bible
The one who walks blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverse in his ways will fall at once.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that walks without blemish will be redeemed and he that perverts his ways will fall into a pit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever lives honestly will be safe. Whoever lives dishonestly will fall all at once.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

New American Standard 1977
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,
            But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever walks in integrity shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall into one of them.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American King James Version
Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American Standard Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved: he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in [his] double ways, shall fall in one [of them].

English Revised Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Webster's Bible Translation
He who walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

World English Bible
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking uprightly is saved, And the perverted of ways falleth at once.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
17A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him. 18He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once. 19He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:9
He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

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Proverbs 10:9,25 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways …

Proverbs 11:3-6 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness …

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

Psalm 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful to me.

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

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth …

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Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is …

Numbers 22:32 And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you smitten your …

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into …

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, …

(18) He that is perverse in his ways.--Literally, two ways. (Comp. note on Proverbs 28:6.)

At once--i.e., all of a sudden, without warning.

Verse 18. - Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved. "Uprightly" (tamim); innocently, blamelessly (Psalm 15:2). Vulgate, simpliciter; Septuagint, δικαίως; Aquila, Symmachus, τέλειος. "He is helped (βεβοήθηται)," Septuagint. Things shall prosper with him; God will work with him, and save him in dangers temporal and spiritual. But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. "He that is perverse of two ways," or "in a double way," as ver. 6. The man who is not straightforward, but vacillates between right and wrong, or pretends to be pursuing one path while he is really taking another, shall fall suddenly and without warning. בְּאֶחָת means "all at once," or "once for all," and so that nothing else is possible, equivalent to penitus. Schultens quotes Virgil, 'AEneid,' 11:418 -

"Procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit." Septuagint, "He that walketh in crooked ways will be entangled." Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved, Or "be safe" (r) from those that seek his life, plot against him, shoot at him, as the wicked do at the upright in heart, but the Lord protects him; and it is even well with him in times of public calamities; the Lord has his chambers and hiding places for him; and he is safe from falling, as may be gathered from the opposite clause; for he walks surely, and is in the hands of Christ, and is kept by him from a final and total falling away: and he shall be saved also with an everlasting salvation; from sin, and all the effects of it; from the curse of the law, from wrath to come, from hell and damnation. Not that his upright walk is the cause of this; the moving cause of salvation is the grace of God; the procuring cause, our Lord Jesus Christ, the only Author of it: but this is a descriptive character of the persons that are and shall be saved; it is a clear case that such have the grace of God, and therefore shall have glory; See Gill on Proverbs 10:9;

but he that is perverse in his ways; "in his two ways", as in Proverbs 27:6; or many ways, and all perverse and wicked:

shall fall at once; his destruction shall come suddenly upon him, when he is not aware of it, and when he cries, Peace, peace, to himself: or in one of them; in one or other of his perverse ways.

(r) "erit salvus", Pagninus, Montanus, V. L. Mercerus, Cocceius, Gejerus. 18. (Compare Pr 10:9; 17:20). Double dealing is eventually fatal.28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
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