Proverbs 2:20

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
ESV
20 So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
NLT
20 Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous.
MSG
20 So - join the company of good men and women, keep your feet on the tried and true paths.
CSB
20 So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:20 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 2:20

That thou mayest walk in the way of good [men]
Who are not so by nature, but made so by the grace of God; such as the saints, prophets, and patriarchs of old; and who walked in the way of righteousness, holiness, and truth; being directed therein by the Spirit and word of God: now the use and profit of wisdom's instructions, or of the Gospel of Christ, and the doctrines of it, and a spiritual understanding of them, are not only to deliver men from the wicked man and the naughty woman, but also to influence and engage them to follow the examples of good men, and to walk in the same good old paths as they have done, ( Hebrews 6:12 ) ; and keep the paths of the righteous;
not only observe them and walk in them, but continue therein, even in the paths of faith and holiness; for righteous men, such as are made righteous by the righteousness of Christ, and are anew created unto righteousness and true holiness, and in consequence thereof live righteously; these walk by faith on Christ, and as becomes his Gospel; and in all the ordinances of it, and in all the duties of religion; and the Gospel teaches all those that receive and profess it to do the same.

Proverbs 2:20 In-Context

18 Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.