Proverbs 19:16
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New International Version
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways 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.

Proverbs 19:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Into a deep sleep - תרדמה tardemah, the same into which Adam was thrown, before Eve was taken from his side. Sloth renders a man utterly unconscious of all his interests. Though he has frequently felt hunger, yet he is regardless that his continual slothfulness must necessarily plunge him into more sufferings.

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Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people...

Luke 10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

John 14:15,21-23 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10-14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

keepeth his

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be on him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

he that despiseth

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

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Naaman
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Luke 10:28
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

Luke 11:28
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

Proverbs 13:13
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

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