Proverbs 10:29
New International Version
The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.

New Living Translation
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.

English Standard Version
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.

Berean Study Bible
The way of the LORD is a refuge to the upright, but destruction awaits those who do evil.

New American Standard Bible
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

King James Bible
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the honorable, but destruction awaits the malicious.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD protects everyone who lives right, but he destroys anyone who does wrong.

Good News Translation
The LORD protects honest people, but destroys those who do wrong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the honorable, but destruction awaits the malicious.

International Standard Version
To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.

NET Bible
The way of the LORD is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.

New Heart English Bible
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to evildoers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The way of Lord Jehovah is power to the perfect, and ruin to evildoers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The way of the LORD is a fortress for an innocent person but a ruin to those who are troublemakers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The way of the LORD is strength to the perfect, but it is terror to the workers of iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

American King James Version
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

American Standard Version
The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fear of the Lord is a strong hold of the saints: but ruin comes to them that work wickedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord: and fear to them that work evil.

Darby Bible Translation
The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect [man], but destruction to the workers of iniquity.

English Revised Version
The way of the LORD is a strong hold to the upright; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

World English Bible
The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish. 29The way of the LORD is a refuge to the upright, but destruction awaits those who do evil. 30The righteous will never be shaken, but the wicked will not inhabit the land.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:6
Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.

Proverbs 21:15
Justice executed is a joy to the righteous, but a terror to the workers of iniquity.

Hosea 14:9
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

Treasury of Scripture

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

way

Psalm 84:7
They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Zechariah 10:12
And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.

but

Proverbs 21:15
It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Job 31:3
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.







Lexicon
The way
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is a refuge
מָע֣וֹז (mā·‘ō·wz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4581: A place or means of safety, protection

to the upright,
לַ֭תֹּם (lat·tōm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8537: Completeness, integrity, also part of the high priest's breastplate

but destruction
וּ֝מְחִתָּ֗ה (ū·mə·ḥit·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4288: A dissolution, a ruin, consternation

[awaits] those who do
לְפֹ֣עֲלֵי (lə·p̄ō·‘ă·lê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise

evil.
אָֽוֶן׃ (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol
(29) The way of the Lord--i.e., in which He has directed men to walk. (Comp. Psalm 25:12; Matthew 22:16; Acts 9:2.) It is a strong protection to the righteous, for no harm can happen to them while they follow it (1Peter 3:13); but it is destruction (not, there is destruction) to the workers of iniquity, because the fact of their having rejected the teaching of God will be their condemnation. (Comp. 2Corinthians 2:15-16.)

Verse 29. - The way of the Lord; i.e. the way in which he has commanded, men to walk - the way of his commandments (Psalm 25:12; Psalm 119:27), that which the Pharisees confessed that Christ taught (Matthew 22:16). The Septuagint renders, "the fear of the Lord," which practically gives the meaning. Or "the Lord's way" may be his moral government of the world. Strength; better a fortress (Ver. 15). Doing his simple duty, a good man is safe; for, as St. Peter says, "Who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good?" (1 Peter 3:13). But destruction shall be; better, but it (the way of Jehovah) is destruction. The two effects of the Law of God are contrasted, according as it is obeyed or neglected. While it is protection to the righteous, it is condemnation and ruin to sinners (see on Proverbs 21:15) So Christ at one time calls himself "the Way" (John 14:6); at another says, "For judgment I am come into this world" (John 9:39); and Simeon declares of him (Luke 2:34), "This Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel" (comp. 2 Corinthians 2:15, etc.). 10:29. The believer grows stronger in faith, and obeys with increased delight. 30. The wicked would be glad to have this earth their home for ever, but it cannot be so. They must die and leave all their idols behind. 31,32. A good man discourses wisely for the benefit of others. But it is the sin, and will be the ruin of a wicked man, that he speaks what is displeasing to God, and provoking to those he converses with. The righteous is kept by the power of God; and nothing shall be able to separate him from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.
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