New International Version
In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.
King James Bible
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
Darby Bible Translation
Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.
World English Bible
Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.
Young's Literal Translation
Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thorns and snares - Various difficulties, trials, and sufferings.
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Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
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Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
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