Proverbs 9:6
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English Standard Version
Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

King James Bible
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.

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.

Proverbs 9:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

חטאי may, it is true, mean "my sinning one equals he who sins against me (חטא לי)," as קמי is frequently equivalent to קמים עלי; but the contrast of מצאי places it beyond a doubt that חטא stands here in its oldest signification: to miss something after which one runs (Proverbs 19:2), seeks (Job 5:24), at which one shoots (Hiph. Judges 20:16), etc., id non attingere quod petitur, Arab. âkhṭa, to miss, opposite to âṣab, to hit (Fl.). Just because it is the idea of missing, which, ethically applied, passes over into that of sin and guilt (of fault, mistake, false step, "Fehls, Fehlers, Fehltritts"), חטא can stand not only with the accusative of the subject in regard to which one errs, Leviticus 5:16, but also with the accusative of the subject which one forfeits, i.e., misses and loses, Proverbs 20:2, cf. Habakkuk 2:10; so that not only מאס נפשׁו, Proverbs 15:32 (animam suam nihili facit), but also חוטא נפשׁו, Proverbs 20:2 (animam suam pessumdat), is synonymous with חמס נפשׁו (animae suae h. e. sibi ipsi injuriam facit). Whoever misses Wisdom by taking some other way than that which leads to her, acts suicidally: all they who wilfully hate (Piel) wisdom love death, for wisdom is the tree of life, Proverbs 3:18; wisdom and life are one, 35a, as the Incarnate Wisdom saith, John 8:51, "If a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death." In the Logos, Wisdom has her self-existence; in Him she has her personification, her justification, and her truth.

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Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

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

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 your own people, and your father's house;

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 yourselves from this untoward generation.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...

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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 reproof errs.

Matthew 7:13,14 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Cross References
Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,

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

Proverbs 23:19
Hear, 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 rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 37:24
"My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes.

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