Proverbs 22:5
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English Standard Version
Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

If we further seek for the boundaries, the proverbs regarding the rich and the poor, Proverbs 22:2, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 22:16, present themselves as such, and this the more surely as Proverbs 22:16 is without contradiction the terminus. Thus we take first together 21:30-22:2.

Proverbs 21:30

30 No wisdom and no understanding,

     And no counsel is there against Jahve.

The expression might also be 'לפני ה; but the predominating sense would then be, that no wisdom appears to God as such, that He values none as such. With לנגד the proverb is more objective: there is no wisdom which, compared with His, can be regarded as such (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:19), none which can boast itself against Him, or can at all avail against Him (לנגד, as Daniel 10:12; Nehemiah 3:37); whence it follows (as Job 28:28) that the wisdom of man consists in the fear of God the Alone-wise, or, which is the same thing, the All-wise. Immanuel interprets חכמה of theology, תּבוּנה of worldly science, עצה of politics; but חכמה is used of the knowledge of truth, i.e., of that which truly is and continues; תבונה of criticism, and עצה of system and method; vid., at Proverbs 1:2; Proverbs 8:14, from which latter passage the lxx has substituted here גבורה instead of תבונה. Instead of 'לנגד ה it translates πρὸς τὸν ἀσεβῆ, i.e., for that which is 'נגד ה against Jahve.

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Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Joshua 23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you...

Job 18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a snare.

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 18:26,27 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself devious...

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Proverbs 13:3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

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

Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

Jude 1:20,21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost...

Cross References
Proverbs 15:19
The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

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

Proverbs 29:6
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.

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