Proverbs 2:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Soלְמַ֗עַן
(le·ma·'an)
4616: purpose, intentfrom anah
you will walkתֵּ֭לֵךְ
(te·lech)
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
in the wayבְּדֶ֣רֶךְ
(be·de·rech)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
of good menטֹובִ֑ים
(to·v·vim;)
2896a: pleasant, agreeable, goodfrom tob
And keepתִּשְׁמֹֽר׃
(tish·mor.)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
to the pathsוְאָרְחֹ֖ות
(ve·'a·re·cho·vt)
734: a way, pathfrom arach
of the righteous.צַדִּיקִ֣ים
(tzad·di·kim)
6662: just, righteousfrom the same as tsedeq









KJV Lexicon
That thou mayest walk
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
in the way
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
of good
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
men and keep
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
the paths
'orach  (o'-rakh)
a well-trodden road; also a caravan -- manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-)way.
of the righteous
tsaddiyq  (tsad-deek')
just -- just, lawful, righteous (man).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.

King James Bible
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous.

International Standard Version
This is how you will walk in the way of good men and will keep to the paths of the righteous.

NET Bible
So you will walk in the way of good people, and will keep on the paths of the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Walk therefore in the way of the good and keep the way of the righteous ones

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So walk in the way of good people and stay on the paths of righteous people.

King James 2000 Bible
That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
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