Proverbs 4:15

15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.

Proverbs 4:15 in Other Translations

15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
15 Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.
15 Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way. Turn away and keep moving.
15 Stay clear of it; give it a wide berth. Make a detour and be on your way.
15 Avoid it; don't travel on it. Turn away from it, and pass it by.

Proverbs 4:15 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 4:15

Avoid it
As dangerous and pernicious, as abominable and detestable; or, "flee from it", as the Vulgate Latin version: Jarchi and Gersom interpret it, "make it void"; cause it to cease, destroy it, do all you can to hinder the wicked from accomplishing their designs; pass not by it;
do not come near it; keep at a distance from it, that you may not be drawn into it; abstain from all appearance of evil, and everything that may lead to it; turn from it, and pass away;
the Targum adds, "from them", from wicked men. This heap of words is used to show the danger of bad company; to dissuade from the least approach to it; and to express the vehement desire of the wise man to preserve his son, and all well inclined persons, from it.

Proverbs 4:15 In-Context

13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
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