Proverbs 8:20
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English Standard Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice,

King James Bible
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

American Standard Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of judgment,

English Revised Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Webster's Bible Translation
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment.

Proverbs 8:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After Wisdom has said what she hates, and thus what she is not, she now says what she is, has, and promises:

14 "Mine is counsel and promotion;

     I am understanding, mine is strength.

15 By me kings reign,

     And rulers govern justly.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles -

     All judges of the earth."

Whoever gives anything must himself possess it; in this sense Wisdom claims for herself counsel, promotion (in the sense of offering and containing that which is essentially and truly good; vid., concerning תּוּשׁיּה, Proverbs 2:7), and energy (vid., Ecclesiastes 7:19). But she does not merely possess בּינה; this is much rather her peculiar nature, and is one with her. That Proverbs 8:14 is formed after Job 12:13, Job 12:16 (Hitzig) is possible, without there following thence any argument against its genuineness. And if Proverbs 8:15., and Isaiah 32:1; Isaiah 10:1, stand in intentional reciprocal relation, then the priority is on the side of the author of the Proverbs. The connection gives to the laconic expression its intended comprehensiveness. It is not meant that Wisdom has the highest places in the state to give, but that she makes men capable of holding and discharging the duties of these.

Proverbs 8:20 Parallel Commentaries

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lead or walk

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 4:11,12 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths...

Proverbs 6:22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths...

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob...

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

John 10:3,27,28 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out...

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters...

in the

Proverbs 4:25-27 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you...

Deuteronomy 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Cross References
Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.

Proverbs 8:21
granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.

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