Proverbs 4:27
New International Version
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

New Living Translation
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.

English Standard Version
Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

Berean Study Bible
Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your feet away from evil.

New American Standard Bible
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

New King James Version
Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.

King James Bible
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't turn to the right or to the left; keep your feet away from evil.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make a mistake by turning to the right or the left.

Good News Translation
Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Don't go one step off the right way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't turn to the right or to the left; keep your feet away from evil.

International Standard Version
Do not turn to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

NET Bible
Do not turn to the right or to the left; turn yourself away from evil.

New Heart English Bible
Do not turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not turn aside to the right or to the left, but remove your foot from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not lean to the right or to the left. Walk away from evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; Remove thy foot from evil.

New American Standard 1977
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

American King James Version
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

American Standard Version
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: Remove thy foot from evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Turn not aside to the right hand nor to the left, but turn away thy foot from an evil way: for God knows the ways on the right hand, but those on the left are crooked: and he will make thy ways straight, and will guide thy steps in peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Decline not to the right hand, nor to the left: turn away thy foot from evil. For the Lord knoweth the ways that are on the right hand: but those are perverse which are on the left hand. But he will make thy courses straight, he will bring forward thy ways in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.

English Revised Version
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

World English Bible
Don't turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.

Young's Literal Translation
Incline not to the right or to the left, Turn aside thy foot from evil!
Study Bible
A Father's Instruction
26Make a level path for your feet, and all your ways will be sure. 27Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your feet away from evil.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 5:32
So be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or to the left.

Deuteronomy 28:14
Do not turn aside to the right or to the left from any of the words I command you today, and do not go after other gods to serve them.

Proverbs 1:15
my son, do not walk the road with them or set foot upon their path.

Isaiah 1:16
Wash and cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil!

Treasury of Scripture

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

turn

Deuteronomy 5:32
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deuteronomy 12:32
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Deuteronomy 28:14
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

remove

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Isaiah 1:16
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.







Lexicon
Do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

swerve
תֵּט־ (têṭ-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

to the right
יָמִ֥ין (yā·mîn)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

or to the left;
וּשְׂמֹ֑אול (ū·śə·mō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

turn
הָסֵ֖ר (hā·sêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

your feet {away}
רַגְלְךָ֣ (raḡ·lə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

from evil.
מֵרָֽע׃ (mê·rā‘)
Preposition | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(27) Turn not aside . . .--Comp. the direction of Joshua 1:7, and the praise accorded to David (1Kings 15:5).

Verse 27. - This verse, with which the teacher closes this discourse, is very closely connected with ver. 26, which it more fully explains. The command is the parallel of ver. 25. As in ver. 25, the gaze is to be concentrated. So here the feet are not to deflect nor turn aside to byways. Nothing is to be permitted to draw one off from the right way, neither adversity, nor prosperity, nor anything which can possess the power of temptation (Bayne and Wardlaw). Remove thy foot from evil. A fuller expression than "depart from evil," of Proverbs 3:7. Both the LXX. and the Vulgate add, "For the Lord knows the ways which are on thy right hand; but they are perverse which are on thy left. He shall make thy paths straight, and shall advance thy ways in peace."



4:14-27 The way of evil men may seem pleasant, and the nearest way to compass some end; but it is an evil way, and will end ill; if thou love thy God and thy soul, avoid it. It is not said, Keep at a due distance, but at a great distance; never think you can get far enough from it. The way of the righteous is light; Christ is their Way, and he is the Light. The saints will not be perfect till they reach heaven, but there they shall shine as the sun in his strength. The way of sin is as darkness. The way of the wicked is dark, therefore dangerous; they fall into sin, but know not how to avoid it. They fall into trouble, but never seek to know wherefore God contends with them, nor what will be in the end of it. This is the way we are bid to shun. Attentive hearing the word of God, is a good sign of a work of grace begun in the heart, and a good means of carrying it on. There is in the word of God a proper remedy for all diseases of the soul. Keep thy heart with all diligence. We must set a strict guard upon our souls; keep our hearts from doing hurt, and getting hurt. A good reason is given; because out of it are the issues of life. Above all, we should seek from the Lord Jesus that living water, the sanctifying Spirit, issuing forth unto everlasting life. Thus we shall be enabled to put away a froward mouth and perverse lips; our eyes will be turned from beholding vanity, looking straight forward, and walking by the rule of God's word, treading in the steps of our Lord and Master. Lord, forgive the past, and enable us to follow thee more closely for the time to come.
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