Proverbs 9:6
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New International Version
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight."

King James Bible
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence.

World English Bible
Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Young's Literal Translation
Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 9:6 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Forsake the foolish - For the companion of fools must be a fool.

And live - Answer the end for which thou wert born.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Psalm 26:4-6 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers...

Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house;

Psalm 119:115 Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...


Proverbs 4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof errs.

Matthew 7:13,14 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 8:35
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 23:19
Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:

Ezekiel 11:20
Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 37:24
"'My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.

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