Proverbs 19:16
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
He who keepsשֹׁמֵ֣ר
(sho·mer)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
the commandmentמִ֭צְוָה
(mitz·vah)
4687: commandmentfrom tsavah
keepsשֹׁמֵ֣ר
(sho·mer)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
his soul,נַפְשֹׁ֑ו
(naf·shov;)
5315: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word
[But] he who is carelessבֹּוזֵ֖ה
(bo·v·zeh)
959: to despisea prim. root
of conductדְרָכָ֣יו
(de·ra·chav)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
will die.(יָמֽוּת׃
(ya·mut.)
4191: to diea prim. root









KJV Lexicon
He that keepeth
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
the commandment
mitsvah  (mits-vaw')
a command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) -- (which was) commanded(-ment), law, ordinance, precept.
keepeth
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
his own soul
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
but he that despiseth
bazah  (baw-zaw')
to disesteem -- despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.
his ways
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
shall die
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.

King James Bible
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.

International Standard Version
Whoever obeys a commandment keeps himself safe, but someone who is contemptuous in conduct will die.

NET Bible
The one who obeys commandments guards his life; the one who despises his ways will die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that keeps the commandment takes care of his soul and he that despises his ways will be killed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever obeys the law preserves his life, [but] whoever despises the LORD's ways will be put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.
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