rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity) -- justice, moderately, right(-eous) (act, -ly, -ness).
to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.)
him that is upright
completeness; figuratively, prosperity; usually (morally) innocence -- full, integrity, perfect(-ion), simplicity, upright(-ly, -ness), at a venture. See 8550.
in the way
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
wrong (especially moral) -- fault, wickedly(-ness).
to wrench, i.e. (figuratively) to subvert -- overthrow, pervert.
an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
King James Bible
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.
International Standard Version
Righteousness protects the blameless, but wickedness brings down the sinner.
Righteousness guards the one who lives with integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Righteousness will keep him who is perfect in his way, and the sinner's sin will destroy him.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Righteousness protects the honest way of life, but wickedness ruins a sacrifice for sin.
King James 2000 Bible
Righteousness keeps him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
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