Proverbs 9:6
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New International Version
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight."

New Living Translation
Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment."

English Standard Version
Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

New American Standard Bible
"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding."

King James Bible
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.

International Standard Version
Leave your na�ve ways, and live. Walk in the path of understanding."

NET Bible
Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."

New Heart English Bible
Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Put off from you the deficiency of your mind, and live, and agree with the way of uprightness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stop being gullible and live. Start traveling the road to understanding."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Forsake all thoughtlessness, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

New American Standard 1977
“Forsake your folly and live,
            And proceed in the way of understanding.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

American King James Version
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

American Standard Version
Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence.

English Revised Version
Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; and walk in the way of understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

World English Bible
Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Young's Literal Translation
Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
5"Come, eat of my food And drink of the wine I have mixed. 6"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding." 7He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:35
"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 9:11
For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 23:19
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

Ezekiel 11:20
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.

Ezekiel 37:24
"My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.
Treasury of Scripture

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Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Psalm 26:4-6 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also …

Psalm 119:115 Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

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Proverbs 4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses …

Matthew 7:13,14 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad …

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will …

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