New International Version
who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
King James Bible
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Darby Bible Translation
[from those] who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
World English Bible
who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Young's Literal Translation
Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,
Proverbs 2:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man that speaketh froward things - תהפכות tahpuchoth, things of subverston; from תפך taphach, to turn or change the course of a thing. Men who wish to subvert the state of things, whether civil or religious; who are seditious themselves, and wish to make others so. These speak much of liberty and oppression, deal greatly in broad assertions, and endeavor especially to corrupt the minds of youth.
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LibraryThe Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.
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