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.

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

New King James Version
He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.

New American Standard Bible
One who is on the path of life follows instruction, But one who ignores a rebuke goes astray.

NASB 1995
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

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

Amplified Bible
He who learns from instruction and correction is on the [right] path of life [and for others his example is a path toward wisdom and blessing], But he who ignores and refuses correction goes off course [and for others his example is a path toward sin and ruin].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
A traveler to life [is] he who is keeping instruction, "" And whoever is forsaking rebuke is erring.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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?









(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.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

goes astray.
מַתְעֶֽה׃ (maṯ·‘eh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray


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