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Proverbs 10:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that walketh uprightly walketh surely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that walketh in integrity walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that walketh uprightly, may walk securely, but, he that maketh crooked his ways, shall be found out.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but he that peruerteth his wayes, shalbe knowen.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that walks simply, walks confidently; but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that walketh y3212
[3212] Standard
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(1980) Complement
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
uprightly 8537
{8537} Prime
From H8552; completeness; figuratively prosperity; usually (morally) innocence.
walketh 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
surely: 983
{0983} Prime
From H0982; properly a place of refuge; abstractly safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust); often (adverbially with or without preposition) safely.
but he that perverteth 6140
{6140} Prime
A primitive root; to knot or distort; figuratively to pervert (act or declare perverse).
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
his ways 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
shall be known. 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:9

_ _ perverteth his ways — acts deceitfully.

_ _ known — discovered and punished.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:9

_ _ We are here told, and we may depend upon it, 1. That men's integrity will be their security: He that walks uprightly towards God and man, that is faithful to both, that designs as he ought and means as he says, walks surely; he is safe under a divine protection and easy in a holy security. He goes on his way with a humble boldness, being well armed against the temptations of Satan, the troubles of the world, and the reproaches of men. he knows what ground he stands on, what guide he follows, what guard he is surrounded with, and what glory he is going to, and therefore proceeds with assurance and great peace, Isaiah 32:17; Isaiah 33:15, Isaiah 33:16. Some understand it as part of the character of an upright man, that he walks surely, in opposition to walking at all adventures. He will not dare to do that which he is not fully satisfied in his own conscience concerning the lawfulness of, but will see his way clear in every thing. 2. That men's dishonesty will be their shame: He that perverts his way, that turns aside into crooked paths, that dissembles with God and man, looks one way and rows another, though he may for a time disguise himself, and pass current, shall be known to be what he is. It is a thousand to one but some time or other he betrays himself; at least, God will discover him in the great day. He that perverts his ways documento eritshall be made an example of, for warning to others; so some.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 10:9

Surely — Or, securely, or confidently, as the word properly signifies; quietly resting upon God's favour and gracious providence for his protections. Known — His wickedness shall be publickly discovered.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that walketh:

Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Psalms 26:11-12 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. ... My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Isaiah 33:15-16 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; ... He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.
Galatians 2:13-14 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. ... But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?


Proverbs 17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Luke 12:1-2 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. ... For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
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Ps 23:4; 25:21; 26:11; 84:11. Pv 17:20; 28:18. Is 33:15. Lk 12:1. 1Co 4:5. Ga 2:13.

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