Proverbs 19:16
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New Living Translation
Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.

King James Bible
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Darby Bible Translation
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die.

World English Bible
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

19:16 His ways - The commands of God.

Proverbs 19:16 Parallel Commentaries

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The Wrath of God
What does every sin deserve? God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and in that which is to come. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.' Matt 25: 41. Man having sinned, is like a favourite turned out of the king's favour, and deserves the wrath and curse of God. He deserves God's curse. Gal 3: 10. As when Christ cursed the fig-tree, it withered; so, when God curses any, he withers in his soul. Matt 21: 19. God's curse blasts wherever it comes. He deserves also God's wrath, which is
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

The Unity of God
Q-5: ARE THERE MORE GODS THAN ONE? A: There is but one only, the living and true God. That there is a God has been proved; and those that will not believe the verity of his essence, shall feel the severity of his wrath. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.' Deut 6:6. He is the only God.' Deut 4:49. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thy heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, there is none else.' A just God and a Saviour; there is none beside
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Man's Misery by the Fall
Q-19: WHAT IS THE MISERY OF THAT ESTATE WHEREINTO MAN FELL? A: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever. 'And were by nature children of wrath.' Eph 2:2. Adam left an unhappy portion to his posterity, Sin and Misery. Having considered the first of these, original sin, we shall now advert to the misery of that state. In the first, we have seen mankind offending;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Since every revealed purpose of God, implying that obedience to his law will be given, is a demand of that obedience, the announcement of his Covenant, as in his sovereignty decreed, claims, not less effectively than an explicit law, the fulfilment of its duties. A representation of a system of things pre-determined in order that the obligations of the Covenant might be discharged; various exhibitions of the Covenant as ordained; and a description of the children of the Covenant as predestinated
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Luke 10:28
"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"

Luke 11:28
Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice."

Proverbs 13:13
People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed.

Proverbs 16:17
The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.

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