Proverbs 8:20
New International Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

New Living Translation
I walk in righteousness, in paths of justice.

English Standard Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice,

Berean Study Bible
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

King James Bible
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

New King James Version
I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

New American Standard Bible
“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

NASB 1995
“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

NASB 1977
“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

Amplified Bible
“I, [Wisdom, continuously] walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

Christian Standard Bible
I walk in the ways of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

American Standard Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I walk in the way of righteousness and within the streets of judgment

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I walk in ways of righteousness, and am conversant with the paths of judgement;

Contemporary English Version
I always do what is right,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of judgment,

English Revised Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Good News Translation
I walk the way of righteousness; I follow the paths of justice,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I walk in the way of righteousness, on the paths of justice,

International Standard Version
I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just,

JPS Tanakh 1917
I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Literal Standard Version
I cause to walk in a path of righteousness, In midst of paths of judgment,

NET Bible
I walk in the path of righteousness, in the pathway of justice,

New Heart English Bible
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice;

World English Bible
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice;

Young's Literal Translation
In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
19My fruit is better than gold, pure gold, and my harvest surpasses choice silver. 20I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, 21bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.…

Cross References
Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity--every good path.

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than gold, pure gold, and my harvest surpasses choice silver.

Proverbs 8:21
bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.


Treasury of Scripture

I lead in the way of righteousness, in the middle of the paths of judgment:

lead or walk

Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 4:11,12
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths…

Proverbs 6:22
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

in the

Proverbs 4:25-27
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee…

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.









(20) I lead in the way of righteousness.--Comp. Psalm 37:23; also a prayer for such guidance, Psalm 119:33; Psalm 143:8; and a promise of it Isaiah 30:21

Verse 20. - I lead in the way (better, I walk in the way) of righteousness. I act always according to the rules of justice. In the midst of the paths of judgment. I swerve not to one side or the other (Proverbs 4:27). So the psalmist prays, "Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end;" "Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk" (Psalm 119:33; Psalm 143:8). And the promise is given to the faithful in Isaiah 30:21, "Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Virtue, as Aristotle has taught us, is the mean between two extremes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I walk
אֲהַלֵּ֑ך‪‬ (’ă·hal·lêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in the way
בְּאֹֽרַח־ (bə·’ō·raḥ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

of righteousness,
צְדָקָ֥ה (ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

along
בְּ֝ת֗וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

the paths
נְתִיב֥וֹת (nə·ṯî·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5410: Path, pathway

of justice,
מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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