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Proverbs 10:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He is [on] the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— On the way to life, is he that heedeth correction, but, he that hateth reproof, is going astray.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A traveller to life [is] he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs, goeth astray.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but hee that refuseth reproofe, erreth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Instruction keeps the right ways of life; but instruction unchastened goes astray.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He [is in] the way 734
{0734} Prime
From H0732; a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan.
of life 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
that keepeth 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
instruction: 4148
{4148} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
but he that refuseth 5800
{5800} Prime
A primitive root; to loosen, that is, relinquish, permit, etc.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
reproof 8433
{8433} Prime
From H3198; chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defence).
erreth. 8582
{8582} Prime
A primitive root; to vacillate, that is, reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causatively of both.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:17

_ _ keepeth — observes (Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 4:22).

_ _ refuseth — or, “turns from reproof,” which might direct him aright.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:17

_ _ See here, 1. That those are in the right that do not only receive instruction, but retain it, that do not let it slip through carelessness, as most do, nor let it go to those that would rob them of it, that keep instruction safely, keep it pure and entire, keep it for their own use, that they may govern themselves by it, keep it for the benefit of others, that they may instruct them; those that do so are in the way of life, the way that has true comfort in it and eternal life at the end of it. 2. That those are in the wrong that do not only not receive instruction, but wilfully and obstinately refuse it when it is offered them. They will not be taught their duty because it discovers their faults to them; that instruction which carries reproof in it they have a particular aversion to, and certainly they err; it is a sign that they err in judgment, and have false notions of good and evil; it is a cause of their erring in conversation. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it and shown the right way, must needs err still, err endlessly; he certainly misses the way of life.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the way:

Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: ... For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs 3:18 She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof [is] brutish.
Proverbs 22:17-19 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. ... That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let [them] slip.
2 Peter 1:5-11 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; ... For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

he that:

Proverbs 1:25-26 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: ... I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
Proverbs 1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs 15:10 Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that [the king] said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven:

or, causeth to err,
Ecclesiastes 5:6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it [was] an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
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