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Proverbs 11:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The integrity of the upright shall guide them; But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The integrity of the upright guideth them; but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroyeth them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The integrity of the upright, shall guide them, but, the crookedness of the treacherous, shall be their ruin.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The simplicity of the just shall guide them: and the deceitfulness of the wicked shall destroy them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The integritie of the vpright shall guide them: but the peruersenesse of transgressours shall destroy them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When a just man dies he leaves regret: but the destruction of the ungodly is speedy, and causes joy.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The integrity 8538
{8538} Prime
Feminine of H8537; innocence.
of the upright 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
shall guide 5148
{5148} Prime
A primitive root; to guide; by implication to transport (into exile, or as colonists).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
them: but the perverseness 5558
{5558} Prime
From H5557; distortion, that is, (figuratively) viciousness.
of transgressors 898
{0898} Prime
A primitive root; to cover (with a garment); figuratively to act covertly; by implication to pillage.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
shall destroy 7703
{7703} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:3

_ _ guide — to lead, as a shepherd (Proverbs 6:7; Psalms 78:52).

_ _ perverseness — ill-nature.

_ _ destroy — with violence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:3

_ _ It is not only promised that God will guide the upright, and threatened that he will destroy the transgressors, but, that we may be the more fully assured of both, it is here represented as if the nature of the thing were such on both sides that it would do it itself. 1. The integrity of an honest man will itself be his guide in the way of duty and the way of safety. His principles are fixed, his rule is certain, and therefore his way is plain; his sincerity keeps him steady, and he needs not tack about every time the wind turns, having no other end to drive at than to keep a good conscience. Integrity and uprightness will preserve men, Psalms 25:21. 2. The iniquity of a bad man will itself be his ruin. As the plainness of a good man will be his protection, though he is ever so much exposed, so the perverseness of sinners will be their destruction, though they think themselves eve so well fortified. They shall fall into pits of their own digging, Proverbs 5:22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The integrity:

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Psalms 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Psalms 26:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; [therefore] I shall not slide.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.

the perverseness:

Proverbs 21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
Isaiah 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners [shall be] together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
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Ps 25:21; 26:1. Pv 11:5; 13:6; 21:7; 28:18. Ec 7:17. Is 1:28. Jn 7:17.

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