KJV LexiconThe way
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
of the slothful
indolent -- slothful, sluggard.
man is as an hedge
a hedge -- hedge.
a prickly plant -- brier, thorn.
but the way
a well-trodden road; also a caravan -- manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-)way.
of the righteous
straight -- convenient, equity, Jasher, just, meet(-est), + pleased well right(-eous), straight, (most) upright(-ly, -ness).
is made plain
to mound up (especially a turnpike); figurative, to exalt; reflexively, to oppose (as by a dam) -- cast up, exalt (self), extol, make plain, raise up.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.
King James Bible
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
A slacker's way is like a thorny hedge, but the path of the upright is a highway.
International Standard Version
The lifestyle of the lazy is like a thorny hedge, but the path taken by the upright is an open highway.
The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The ways of the lazy are filled with sorrows and the ways of the upright are clear.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The path of lazy people is like a thorny hedge, but the road of decent people is an [open] highway.
King James 2000 Bible
The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made a highway.
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