Proverbs 28:18
New International Version
The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.

New Living Translation
The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.

English Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

Berean Study Bible
He who walks with integrity will be delivered, but whoever is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.

New American Standard Bible
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

King James Bible
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.

Contemporary English Version
Honesty will keep you safe, but everyone who is crooked will suddenly fall.

Good News Translation
Be honest and you will be safe. If you are dishonest, you will suddenly fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.

International Standard Version
Whoever lives blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverted will fall without warning.

NET Bible
The one who walks blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverse in his ways will fall at once.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that walks without blemish will be redeemed and he that perverts his ways will fall into a pit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever lives honestly will be safe. Whoever lives dishonestly will fall all at once.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

New American Standard 1977
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever walks in integrity shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall into one of them.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American King James Version
Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American Standard Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that walks justly is assisted: but he that walks in crooked ways shall be entangled therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved: he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in [his] double ways, shall fall in one [of them].

English Revised Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Webster's Bible Translation
He who walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

World English Bible
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking uprightly is saved, And the perverted of ways falleth at once.
Study Bible
The Boldness of the Righteous
17A man burdened by bloodguilt will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him. 18He who walks with integrity will be delivered, but whoever is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall. 19The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:9
He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

walketh

Proverbs 10:9,25
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known…

Proverbs 11:3-6
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them…

Psalm 25:21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

but

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Numbers 22:32
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

Psalm 73:18-20
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction…







Lexicon
He who walks
הוֹלֵ֣ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

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

will be delivered,
יִוָּשֵׁ֑עַ (yiw·wā·šê·a‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

but whoever is perverse
וְנֶעְקַ֥שׁ (wə·ne‘·qaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6140: To knot, distort, to pervert

[in his] ways
דְּ֝רָכַ֗יִם (də·rā·ḵa·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

will suddenly
בְּאֶחָֽת׃ (bə·’e·ḥāṯ)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

fall.
יִפּ֥וֹל (yip·pō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie
(18) He that is perverse in his ways.--Literally, two ways. (Comp. note on Proverbs 28:6.)

At once--i.e., all of a sudden, without warning.

Verse 18. - Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved. "Uprightly" (tamim); innocently, blamelessly (Psalm 15:2). Vulgate, simpliciter; Septuagint, δικαίως; Aquila, Symmachus, τέλειος. "He is helped (βεβοήθηται)," Septuagint. Things shall prosper with him; God will work with him, and save him in dangers temporal and spiritual. But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. "He that is perverse of two ways," or "in a double way," as ver. 6. The man who is not straightforward, but vacillates between right and wrong, or pretends to be pursuing one path while he is really taking another, shall fall suddenly and without warning. בְּאֶחָת means "all at once," or "once for all," and so that nothing else is possible, equivalent to penitus. Schultens quotes Virgil, 'AEneid,' 11:418 -

"Procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit." Septuagint, "He that walketh in crooked ways will be entangled." 28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
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