Proverbs 4:27

27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

Read Proverbs 4:27 Using Other Translations

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.

What does Proverbs 4:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 4:27

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left
Either into the road of immorality and profaneness, or into that of error, superstition, and false worship; but attend to the way of holiness and truth, directed to in the word of God; see ( Isaiah 30:21 ) ; nor be moved out of it by threatenings and menaces, nor by flatteries and promises; neither be cast down with adversity, nor be lifted up with prosperity; but keep on in an even way, attending to that which is just and right; leaving all events with God, as knowing you are in the way of your duty, and in which he would have you walk; remove, by foot from evil;
from walking in evil ways and along with evil men, and from doing evil things; abstain from all appearance of evil, keep at a distance from it; the evil of sin brings on the evil of punishment. There are two verses added in the Septuagint, Arabic, and Vulgate Latin versions, which are not in the Hebrew text;

``for the ways which are on the right hand God knoweth; but those that are on the left are perverse. He will make thy paths right, and promote thy goings in peace.''
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