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Proverbs 11:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The righteousness of the blameless, shall smooth his way, but, by his own lawlessness, shall the lawless one, fall.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Righteousness traces out blameless paths: but ungodliness encounters unjust dealing.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
of the perfect 8549
{8549} Prime
From H8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.
shall direct 3474
{3474} Prime
A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively to be (causatively to make) right, pleasant, prosperous.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his way: 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
but the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
shall fall 5307
{5307} Prime
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
by his own wickedness. 7564
{7564} Prime
Feminine of H7562; wrong (especially moral).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:5

_ _ direct — or, “make plain”; wicked ways are not plain (Proverbs 13:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:5-6

_ _ These two verses are, in effect, the same, and both to the same purport with Proverbs 11:3. For the truths are here of such certainty and weight that they cannot be too often inculcated. Let us govern ourselves by these principles.

_ _ I. That the ways of religion are plain and safe, and in them we may enjoy a holy security. A living principle of honesty and grace will be, 1. Our best direction in the right way, in every doubtful case to say to us, This is the way, walk in it. He that acts without a guide looks right on and sees his way before him. 2. Our best deliverance from every false way: The righteousness of the upright shall be armour of proof to them, to deliver them from the allurements of the devil and the world, and from their menaces.

_ _ The ways of wickedness are dangerous and destructive: The wicked shall fail into misery and ruin by their own wickedness, and be taken in their own naughtiness as in a snare. O Israel! thou hast destroyed thyself. Their sin will be their punishment; that very thing by which they contrived to shelter themselves will make against them.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Heb. rectify,
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Proverbs 1:31-32 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. ... For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled [his] ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
Esther 7:3-10 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: ... So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Psalms 9:15-16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit [that] they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. ... The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Matthew 27:4-5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What [is that] to us? see thou [to that]. ... And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
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