Proverbs 16:25
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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 that 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 that seemeth to a man right: and 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 that seemeth right to a man, but the end of it is the ways of death.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

19 Better in humility to dwell among sufferers,

     Than to divide spoil among the proud.

The form שׁפל is here not adj. as Proverbs 29:23 (from שׁפל, like חסר, Proverbs 6:32, from חסר), but inf. (like Ecclesiastes 12:14, and חסר, defectio, 10:21). There existed here also no proper reason for changing עניּים (Chethı̂b) into ענוים; Hitzig is right in saying that עני may also be taken in the sense of ענו [the idea "sufferer" is that which mediates], and that here the inward fact of humility and the outward of dividing spoil, stand opposed to one another. It is better to live lowly, i.e., with a mind devoid of earthly pride (Demut [humility] comes from do with the deep e, diu, servant), among men who have experience of the vanity of earthly joys, than, intoxicated with pride, to enjoy oneself amid worldly wealth and greatness (cf. Isaiah 9:2).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduces them.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Isaiah 28:15-19 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement...

John 7:47-49 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived...

John 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also?

Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you...

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

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

Proverbs 16:26
A worker's appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on.

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