New International Version
Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
King James Bible
As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
Darby Bible Translation
As righteousness [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.
World English Bible
He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.
Young's Literal Translation
Rightly is righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil -- for his own death.
Proverbs 11:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Righteousness tendeth to life - True godliness promotes health, and is the best means of lengthening out life; but wicked men live not out half their days.
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LibraryThe Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.
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