Proverbs 19:16
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English Standard Version
Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.

King James Bible
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

American Standard Version
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; But he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.

English Revised Version
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul: but he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

10 Luxury becometh not a fool;

     How much less a servant to rule over princes.

Thus also with לא נאוה (3 p. Pil. non decet, cf. the adj. Proverbs 26:1) Proverbs 17:7 begins. אף כּי rises here, as at Proverbs 19:7, a minori ad majus: how much more is it unbecoming equals how much less is it seemly. The contrast in the last case is, however, more rugged, and the expression harsher. "A fool cannot bear luxury: he becomes by it yet more foolish; one who was previously a humble slave, but who has attained by good fortune a place of prominence and power, from being something good, becomes at once something bad: an insolent sceleratus" (Fl.). Agur, xxx. 22f., describes such a homo novus as an unbearable calamity; and the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes, written in the time of the Persian domination, speaks, Ecclesiastes 10:7, of such. The lxx translates, καὶ ἐὰν οἰκέτης ἄρξηται μεθ ̓ ὕβρεως δυναστεύειν, rendering the phrase כּשׂרים by μεθ ̓ ὕβρεως, but all other translators had בּשׂרים before them.

Proverbs 19:16 Parallel Commentaries

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keepeth

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people...

Luke 10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

John 14:15,21-23 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10-14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

keepeth his

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be on him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

he that despiseth

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Cross References
Luke 10:28
And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."

Luke 11:28
But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"

Proverbs 13:13
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.

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