Proverbs 12:28

28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Proverbs 12:28 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
English Standard Version (ESV)
28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
New Living Translation (NLT)
28 The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.
The Message Bible (MSG)
28 Good men and women travel right into life; sin's detours take you straight to hell.
American Standard Version (ASV)
28 In the way of righteousness is life; And in the pathway thereof there is no death.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
28 Everlasting life is on the way of righteousness. Eternal death is not along its path.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
28 There is life in the path of righteousness, but another path leads to death.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
28 There is life in doing what is right. Along that path you will never die.

Proverbs 12:28 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness [is] life
The life of the soul, or spiritual life, as Aben Ezra; and eternal life, as Gersom. One that is in the true way of righteousness is one that is instilled by the righteousness of Christ, which justification is the justification of life: such an one is made alive, and reckons himself alive in a law sense; and enjoys true spiritual peace and comfort, arising from the love and favour of God, and acceptance with him, in which he sees his interest, and in which is life; and this righteousness, by which he is justified before God, entitles him to eternal life; to which the path of holiness, he is directed and enabled to walk in, leads; though it is a narrow way, and a strait gate, ( Matthew 7:14 ) . Christ, and righteousness and holiness in and by him, are the way, the truth, and the life, or the true way to eternal life; and all in this way now live spiritually, and shall live eternally, ( John 14:6 ) ; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death;
no condemnation to them that are in Christ, the way, and are justified by his righteousness; the law's sentence of death shall not be executed on them, though it passed upon them in Adam; spiritual death shall not again prevail over those who are passed from death to life; nor shall they be hurt at the second death; they shall never die that death, it shall have no power over them; life and immortality are the sure effects of being in the way of righteousness. The Targum renders it, "the way of the perverse": and the Septuagint version, "of those that remember evil": and the Syriac and Arabic versions, "the way of angry men is unto death": and so the Vulgate Latin version,

``the out of the way path leads to death:''
and so some Hebrew copies read, instead of "no death, unto death"; but the most read as we do, and which the Jewish commentators follow.

Proverbs 12:28 In-Context

26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 30:15; S Proverbs 10:2
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