Proverbs 10:17
New International Version
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

New Living Translation
People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.

English Standard Version
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.

New American Standard Bible
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

King James Bible
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.

Contemporary English Version
Accept correction, and you will find life; reject correction, and you will miss the road.

Good News Translation
People who listen when they are corrected will live, but those who will not admit that they are wrong are in danger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.

International Standard Version
Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.

NET Bible
The one who heeds instruction is on the way to life, but the one who rejects rebuke goes astray.

New Heart English Bible
He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The way of life preserves instruction and he that hates rebuke is a moron.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever practices discipline is on the way to life, but whoever ignores a warning strays.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

New American Standard 1977
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who forsakes reproof goes astray.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He is in the way of life that gives heed to chastening, but he that refuses reproof errs.

King James 2000 Bible
He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof goes astray.

American King James Version
He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof errs.

American Standard Version
He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Instruction keeps the right ways of life; but instruction unchastened goes astray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs goeth astray.

Darby Bible Translation
Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.

English Revised Version
He is in the way of life that heedeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

World English Bible
He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.

Young's Literal Translation
A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
16The labor of the righteous leads to life, but the gain of the wicked brings punishment. 17Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray. 18The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.…
Cross References
Judges 19:17
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, "Where are you going, and where have you come from?"

Proverbs 6:23
For this commandment is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way to life,

Treasury of Scripture

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

the way

Proverbs 3:1,2,18
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: …

Proverbs 4:4,13
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live…

Proverbs 12:1
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

he that

Proverbs 1:25,26,30
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: …

Proverbs 5:12
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 15:10
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

erreth or causeth to err

Ecclesiastes 5:6
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?







Lexicon
Whoever heeds
שׁוֹמֵ֣ר (šō·w·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

instruction
מוּסָ֑ר (mū·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

is on the path
אֹ֣רַח (’ō·raḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

to life,
לְ֭חַיִּים (lə·ḥay·yîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

but he who ignores
וְעוֹזֵ֖ב (wə·‘ō·w·zêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

reproof
תּוֹכַ֣חַת (tō·w·ḵa·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof

goes astray.
מַתְעֶֽה׃ (maṯ·‘eh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray
(17) Erreth.--Literally, committeth error. This is probably the true sense, and harmonises better with being "in the way of life," which occurs just before, than the marginal rendering, "causeth to err." The word occurs in a similar sense in Jeremiah 42:20 (there translated, "ye have dissembled").

Verse 17. - He is in the way of life (Proverbs 5:6). It is a way of life when a man keepeth instruction, taketh to heart what is taught by daily providences and the wisdom of experience. Such teachableness leads to happiness here and hereafter. Erreth (Jeremiah 42:20); not "causeth to err," as in the margin, which weakens the antithesis. Septuagint, "Instruction (παιδεία) guardeth the ways of life, but he who is unaffected by instruction goeth astray" (comp. Hebrews 12:7, etc.). 10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.
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