Proverbs 8:20
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New International Version
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

King James Bible
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Darby Bible Translation
I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

World English Bible
I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice;

Young's Literal Translation
In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,

Proverbs 8:20 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I lead in the way of righteousness - Nothing but the teaching that comes from God by his word and Spirit can do this.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lead or walk

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 4:11,12 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths...

Proverbs 6:22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths...

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob...

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

John 10:3,27,28 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out...

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters...

in the

Proverbs 4:25-27 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you...

Deuteronomy 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

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Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Psalm 23:3
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.

Proverbs 8:19
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.

Proverbs 8:21
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.

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