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

King James Bible
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

American Standard Version
Avoid it, pass not by it; Turn from it, and pass on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Flee from it, pass not by it: go aside, and forsake it.

English Revised Version
Avoid it, pass not by it; turn from it, and pass on.

Webster's Bible Translation
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Proverbs 4:15 Parallel
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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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Proverbs 5:8 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Exodus 23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Job 11:14 If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Cross References
Proverbs 4:14
Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.

Proverbs 4:16
For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

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