Proverbs 11:5
New International Version
The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

New Living Translation
The godly are directed by honesty; the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.

English Standard Version
The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

Berean Study Bible
The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.

New American Standard Bible
The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

King James Bible
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Christian Standard Bible
The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

Contemporary English Version
If you are truly good, you will do right; if you are wicked, you will be destroyed by your own sin.

Good News Translation
Honesty makes a good person's life easier, but the wicked will cause their own downfall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

International Standard Version
The righteousness of the innocent creates a level path, but the wicked fall by their wickedness.

NET Bible
The righteousness of the blameless will make straight their way, but the wicked person will fall by his own wickedness.

New Heart English Bible
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The righteousness of the perfect straightens his way and the evil one has fallen in his evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The righteousness of innocent people makes their road smooth, but wicked people fall by their own wickedness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The righteousness of the sincere shall make straight his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

New American Standard 1977
The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The righteousness of the perfect shall straighten his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

King James 2000 Bible
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

American King James Version
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

American Standard Version
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Righteousness traces out blameless paths: but ungodliness encounters unjust dealing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.

English Revised Version
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

World English Bible
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Young's Literal Translation
The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
4Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death. 5The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness. 6The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.…
Cross References
Judges 20:41
Then the men of Israel turned back on them, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had come upon them.

Proverbs 3:6
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 5:22
The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his own sin entangle him.

Proverbs 12:3
A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

Proverbs 21:29
A wicked man hardens his face, but the upright man makes his way sure.

Treasury of Scripture

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

direct

Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Proverbs 1:31,32
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices…

Proverbs 5:22
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.







Lexicon
The righteousness
צִדְקַ֣ת (ṣiḏ·qaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

of the blameless
תָּ֭מִים (tā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

directs
תְּיַשֵּׁ֣ר (tə·yaš·šêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

their path,
דַּרְכּ֑וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

but the wicked
רָשָֽׁע׃ (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

fall
יִפֹּ֥ל (yip·pōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

by their own wickedness.
וּ֝בְרִשְׁעָת֗וֹ (ū·ḇə·riš·‘ā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7564: Wickedness
(5) Shall direct his way.--Or, make smooth, as Proverbs 3:6. The just man by his exact performance of all duty both towards God and man receives more and more light, and therefore continually sees more clearly how to avoid the difficulties that beset his path. The wicked darkens his conscience more and more by the commission of evil, till he stumbles as in the night (John 11:9), and at last falls, and rises not again.

Verse 5. - The perfect; the upright and honest. Vulgate, "simple;" Septuagint, "blameless." Shall direct - make straight or smooth - his way (Proverbs 3:6). The good man, not blinded by passion, follows a safe and direct path of life; but the wicked, led by his own evil propensious, and losing the light of conscience (John 11:10), stumbles and fails. Septuagint, "Righteousness cutteth straight (ὀρθοτομεῖ) blameless paths, but ungodliness walketh in iniquity." Ὀρθοτομέω occurs in Proverbs 3:6, and nowhere else in the Septuagiut. St. Paul adopts the word in 2 Timothy 2:15. 11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
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