Proverbs 14:12
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English Standard Version
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

King James Bible
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

American Standard Version
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death.

English Revised Version
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is a way which seemeth right to a man, but the end of it are the ways of death.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 In vain the scorner seeketh wisdom;

   But to the man of understanding knowledge is easy.

The general sentence is concrete, composed in the common historical form. Regarding ואין, necquidquam, vid., at Proverbs 13:4. The participle נקל is here neut. for נקלּה, something which makes itself easy or light. The frivolous man, to whom truth is not a matter of conscience, and who recognises no authority, not even the Supreme, never reaches to truth notwithstanding all his searching, it remains veiled to him and far remote; but to the man of understanding, who knows that the fear of God and not estrangement from God leads to truth, knowledge is an easy matter - he enters on the right way to this end, he brings the right receptivity, brings to bear on it the clear eye, and there is fulfilled to him the saying, "To him that hath it is given."

Proverbs 14:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Matthew 7:13,14 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Psalm 112:2,3 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed...

Psalm 128:3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table.

Isaiah 58:11,12 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones...

Cross References
Romans 6:21
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

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