Proverbs 19:16
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New American Standard Bible
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.

King James Bible
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Darby Bible Translation
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die.

World English Bible
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Keepeth his own soul - i. e., His life in the truest and highest sense.

Proverbs 19:16 Parallel Commentaries

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How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Luke 10:28
And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."

Luke 11:28
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Proverbs 13:13
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.

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