Proverbs 15:24
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New International Version
The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.

King James Bible
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Darby Bible Translation
The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.

World English Bible
The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
A path of life is on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The way of life is above to the wise - There is a treble antithesis here:

1. The way of the wise, and that of the fool.

2. The one is above, the other below.

3. The one is of life, the other is of death.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

Psalm 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Jeremiah 21:8 And to this people you shall say, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.


Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Colossians 3:1,2 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God...


Proverbs 2:18 For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead.

Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Proverbs 23:14 You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell.

God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:22
For a fire will be kindled by my wrath, one that burns down to the realm of the dead below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

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