Proverbs 28:18
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English Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

King James Bible
Whoso walketh 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.

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.

Proverbs 28:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

We take Proverbs 28:12-20 together. A proverb regarding riches closes this group, as also the foregoing is closed, and its commencement is related in form and in its contents to Proverbs 28:2 :

12 When righteous men triumph, the glory is great;

     And when the godless rise, the people are searched for.

The first line of this distich is parallel with Proverbs 29:2; cf. Proverbs 11:10, Proverbs 11:11 : when the righteous rejoice, viz., as conquerors (cf. e.g., Psalm 60:8), who have the upper hand, then תּפארת, bright prosperity, is increased; or as Fleischer, by comparison of the Arab. yawm alazynt (day of ornament equals festival day), explains: so is there much festival adornment, i.e., one puts on festival clothes, signum pro re signata: thus all appears festal and joyous, for prosperity and happiness then show themselves forth. רבּה is adj. and pred. of the substantival clause; Hitzig regards it as the attribute: "then is there great glory;" this supposition is possible (vid., Proverbs 7:26, and under Psalm 89:51), but here it is purely arbitrary. 28a is parallel with 12b: "if the godless arise, attain to power and prominence, these men are spied out, i.e., as we say, after Zephaniah 1:12, they are searched for as with lamps. יחפּשׂ אדם is to be understood after Obadiah, Obadiah 1:6, cf. Proverbs 2:4 : men are searched out, i.e., are plundered (in which sense Heidenheim regards חפשׂ as here a transposition from חשׂף), or, with reference to the secret police of despotism: they are subjected to espionage. But a better gloss is יסּתר אדם 28a: the people let themselves be sought for, they keep themselves concealed in the inside of their houses, they venture not out into the streets and public places (Fleischer), for mistrust and suspicion oppress them all; one regards his person and property nowhere safer than within the four walls of his house; the lively, noisy, variegated life which elsewhere rules without, is as if it were dead.

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walketh

Proverbs 10:9,25 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known...

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

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 glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

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Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Numbers 22:32 And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you smitten your donkey these three times? behold, I went out to withstand you...

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

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...

Cross References
Proverbs 10:9
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

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