Proverbs 2:13

13 Of those who are lost themselves and can't tell a trail from a tumbleweed,

Proverbs 2:13 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 2:13

Who leave the paths of uprightness
Or "righteousness", or the "right [and plain] ways" F21; which the light of nature and the law of God, and especially the Gospel of Christ, direct to; and in which they have been trained up, having had a religious education; for it supposes them to have been externally in these ways, since they are said to leave them; for though persons do not easily and ordinarily leave the ways they have been brought up in, yet sometimes they do; and there are instances of it, and such generally are the worst of men; to walk in the ways of darkness:
sin, ignorance, and infidelity; in which they that walk know not where they are, nor whither they are a going, and which must be very uncomfortable as well as dangerous; in which only works of darkness are done, and which lead to blackness of darkness, the darkness of hell; a miserable choice, a sad change this! So Schultens renders it, "ways of horrid darkness".


F21 (rvy twxra) "semitas rectas", Mercerus; "itinera recta", Piscator; "itinera planissima", Schultens.

Proverbs 2:13 In-Context

11 Good Sense will scout ahead for danger, Insight will keep an eye out for you.
12 They'll keep you from making wrong turns, or following the bad directions
13 Of those who are lost themselves and can't tell a trail from a tumbleweed,
14 These losers who make a game of evil and throw parties to celebrate perversity,
15 Traveling paths that go nowhere, wandering in a maze of detours and dead ends.