English Standard Version
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.
King James Bible
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
American Standard Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved: he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
English Revised Version
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Webster's Bible Translation
He who walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Proverbs 28:18 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
12 When righteous men triumph, the glory is great;
And when the godless rise, the people are searched for.
The first line of this distich is parallel with Proverbs 29:2; cf. Proverbs 11:10, Proverbs 11:11 : when the righteous rejoice, viz., as conquerors (cf. e.g., Psalm 60:8), who have the upper hand, then תּפארת, bright prosperity, is increased; or as Fleischer, by comparison of the Arab. yawm alazynt (day of ornament equals festival day), explains: so is there much festival adornment, i.e., one puts on festival clothes, signum pro re signata: thus all appears festal and joyous, for prosperity and happiness then show themselves forth. רבּה is adj. and pred. of the substantival clause; Hitzig regards it as the attribute: "then is there great glory;" this supposition is possible (vid., Proverbs 7:26, and under Psalm 89:51), but here it is purely arbitrary. 28a is parallel with 12b: "if the godless arise, attain to power and prominence, these men are spied out, i.e., as we say, after Zephaniah 1:12, they are searched for as with lamps. יחפּשׂ אדם is to be understood after Obadiah, Obadiah 1:6, cf. Proverbs 2:4 : men are searched out, i.e., are plundered (in which sense Heidenheim regards חפשׂ as here a transposition from חשׂף), or, with reference to the secret police of despotism: they are subjected to espionage. But a better gloss is יסּתר אדם 28a: the people let themselves be sought for, they keep themselves concealed in the inside of their houses, they venture not out into the streets and public places (Fleischer), for mistrust and suspicion oppress them all; one regards his person and property nowhere safer than within the four walls of his house; the lively, noisy, variegated life which elsewhere rules without, is as if it were dead.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
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