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
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryApril 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 …
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The Providence of God
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
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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