Proverbs 4:14
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English Standard Version
Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.

King James Bible
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

American Standard Version
Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee.

English Revised Version
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and walk not in the way of evil men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 4:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The meaning of the ἁπ. γεγρ. סלסל is determined by רומם in the parallel clause; סלל signifies to raise, exalt, as a way or dam by heaping up; the Pilpel, here tropical: to value or estimate highly. Bttcher interprets well: hold it high in price, raise it (as a purchaser) always higher, make offer for it upon offer. The lxx (approved by Bertheau), περιχαράκωσον αὐτήν, circumvallate it, i.e., surround it with a wall (סללה) - a strange and here unsuitable figure. Hold it high, says the author, and so it will reward

(Note: Lwenstein has rightly ותרוממך, vid., my preface to Baer's Genesis, p. vii.)

thee with a high place, and (with chiastic transposition of the performance and the consequence) she will honour

(Note: We read תכבּדך, not תכבּרך (Hahn) or תכבּדך (Lwenstein); the tone lies on the penult., and the tone-syllable has the point Tsere, as in ויגּדך, Deuteronomy 32:7; vid., Michlol 66b.)

thee if (ἐάν) thou lovingly embracest her. חבּק is used of embracing in the pressure of tender love, as in Sol 2:6; Sol 8:3; the Piel is related to the Kal as amplexari to amplecti. Wisdom exalts her admirers, honours her lovers, and makes a man's appearance pleasant, causing him to be reverenced when he approaches. Regarding לוית־חן, vid., Proverbs 1:9. מגּן, to deliver up (Genesis 14:20), to give up (Hosea 11:8), is connected in the free poetic manner with two accusatives, instead of with an accus. and dat. lxx has ὑπερασπίσῃ, but one does not defend himself (as with a shield) by a wreath or crown.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Proverbs 1:15
my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths,

Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.

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