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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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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.
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
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