There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The currents of the sea are found to run in all directions, east, west, north, south, being formed by various causes — the prominence of the shores, the narrowness of the straits, the variations of the wind, and the inequalities at the bottom. These currents are of the most material consequence to the mariner, without a knowledge of which he could never succeed. It often happens that when a ship gets unknowingly into one of these everything seems to go forward with success, the mariners suppose themselves every hour approaching their wished-for port, the wind fills their sails, and the ship's prow seems to divide the water, but at last by miserable experience they find that instead of going forward they have been all the time receding. The business of currents, therefore, makes a considerable article in navigation, and the direction of their stream and their rapidity has been carefully set down.
Parallel VersesKJV: There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.