Proverbs 15:19
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The wayדֶּ֣רֶךְ
(de·rech)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
of the lazyעָ֭צֵל
(a·tzel)
6102: sluggish, lazyfrom atsel
is as a hedgeכִּמְשֻׂ֣כַת
(kim·su·chat)
4881: a hedgefrom suk
of thorns,חָ֑דֶק
(cha·dek;)
2312: a briarfrom an unused word
But the pathוְאֹ֖רַח
(ve·'o·rach)
734: a way, pathfrom arach
of the uprightיְשָׁרִ֣ים
(ye·sha·rim)
3477: straight, rightfrom yashar
is a highway.סְלֻלָֽה׃
(se·lu·lah.)
5549: to lift up, cast upa prim. root







KJV Lexicon
The way
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
of the slothful
`atsel  (aw-tsale')
indolent -- slothful, sluggard.
man is as an hedge
msuwkah  (mes-oo-kaw')
a hedge -- hedge.
of thorns
chedeq  (khay'-dek)
a prickly plant -- brier, thorn.
but the way
'orach  (o'-rakh)
a well-trodden road; also a caravan -- manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-)way.
of the righteous
yashar  (yaw-shawr')
straight -- convenient, equity, Jasher, just, meet(-est), + pleased well right(-eous), straight, (most) upright(-ly, -ness).
is made plain
calal  (saw-lal')
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 Verses
New 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.

NET Bible
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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