Proverbs 16:17

17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

Proverbs 16:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
ESV
17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.
NLT
17 The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.
MSG
17 The road of right living bypasses evil; watch your step and save your life.
CSB
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life.

Proverbs 16:17 In-Context

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.
18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

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