Proverbs 16:17
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New International Version
The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

King James Bible
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Darby Bible Translation
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul.

World English Bible
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

Young's Literal Translation
A highway of the upright is, 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.

Proverbs 16:17 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The highway of the upright - The upright man is ever departing from evil; this is his common road: and by keeping on in this way, his soul is preserved.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 4:24-27 Put away from you a fraudulent mouth, and perverse lips put far from you...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

Titus 2:10-14 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things...

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Proverbs 10:9 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.

Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Jude 1:21,24 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life...

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

Library
April 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
'All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.'--PROVERBS xvi. 2. 'All the ways of a man'--then there is no such thing as being conscious of having gone wrong, and having got into miry and foul ways? Of course there is; and equally of course a broad statement such as this of my text is not to be pressed into literal accuracy, but is a simple, general assertion of what we all know to be true, that we have a strange power of blinding ourselves as to what is wrong
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Proverbs 19:16
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

Isaiah 35:8
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.

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