Proverbs 13:6

6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Read Proverbs 13:6 Using Other Translations

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.
Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin.

What does Proverbs 13:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way
Men of uprightness and integrity, whose hearts are sincere in the ways of God; the principle of grace and righteousness in them keeps them in those ways, and will not suffer them to turn aside into crooked paths; the word of righteousness, the doctrine of the Gospel, is a means of preserving them from sin, and of keeping them in the right way; particularly the doctrine of Christ's righteousness, and justification by it, is a great antidote against sin, and a powerful motive and incentive to the performance of good works, and all the duties of religion: it engages men to observe every command of Christ, to walk in all his ways; and is a great preservative from false doctrine and antichristian worship; but wickedness overthroweth the sinner;
it is the cause of his utter overthrow, of his being punished with everlasting destruction. It is, in the Hebrew text, "sin" F2 itself; the sinner is so called, because he is perfectly wicked, as Jarchi observes; he is nothing but sin, a mere mass of sin and corruption. Aben Ezra renders it, "the man of sin"; and it may be well applied to him, who is emphatically called so, and is likewise the son of perdition; who, for his wickedness, will be overthrown and destroyed at the coming of Christ, and with the brightness of it, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:3 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F2 (tajx) "peccatum"; Montanus, Vatablus, Cocceius, Michaelis; "lapsationem", Schultens.
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