Proverbs 16:25
New International Version
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

New Living Translation
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

English Standard Version
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Berean Study Bible
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

King James Bible
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

New King James Version
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

New American Standard Bible
There is a way which seems right to a person, But its end is the way of death.

NASB 1995
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

NASB 1977
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Amplified Bible
There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, But its end is the way of death.

Christian Standard Bible
There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

American Standard Version
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is a way that seems right in the eyes of the children of men, and its paths are the paths of death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There are ways that seem to be right to a man, but the end of them looks to the depth of hell.

Contemporary English Version
Sometimes what seems right is really a road to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.

English Revised Version
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Good News Translation
What you think is the right road may lead to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is a way that seems right to a person, but eventually it ends in death.

International Standard Version
There is a road that seems right for a man to travel, but in the end it's the road to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.

Literal Standard Version
There is a way right before a man, "" And its latter end—ways of death.

NET Bible
There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.

New Heart English Bible
There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

World English Bible
There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Young's Literal Translation
There is a way right before a man, And its latter end -- ways of death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
24Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 25There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. 26A worker’s appetite works for him because his hunger drives him onward.…

Cross References
Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 16:26
A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger drives him onward.


Treasury of Scripture

There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 12:26
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Isaiah 28:15-19
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: …









Verse 25. - A repetition of Proverbs 14:12.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There is
יֵ֤שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

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

that seems right
יָ֭שָׁר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

to
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

a man,
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

but its end
וְ֝אַחֲרִיתָ֗הּ (wə·’a·ḥă·rî·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

is the way
דַּרְכֵי־ (dar·ḵê-)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of death.
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin


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