New International Version
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
King James Bible
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Darby Bible Translation
Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.
World English Bible
He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
Young's Literal Translation
A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.
Proverbs 10:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He is in the way of life - The truly religious man accumulates knowledge that he may the better know how to live to God, and do most good among men.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
erreth or causeth to err
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
When he looked and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, "Where are you going? Where did you come from?"
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,
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