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Proverbs 8:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the way of righteousness, I march along, in the middle of the paths of justice:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of judgment,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I leade in the way of righteousnesse, in the midst of the pathes of iudgment.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I walk in ways of righteousness, and [am] conversant with the paths of judgement;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I lead 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
in the way 734
{0734} Prime
אֹרַח
'orach
{o'-rakh}
From H0732; a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan.
of righteousness, 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
in the midst 8432
{8432} Prime
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
of the paths 5410
{5410} Prime
נָתִיב
nathiyb
{naw-theeb'}
From an unused root meaning to tramp; a (beaten) track.
of judgment: 4941
{4941} Prime
מִשְׁפָּט
mishpat
{mish-pawt'}
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 8:20-21

_ _ The courses in which wisdom leads conduct to a true present prosperity (Proverbs 23:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:12-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 8:20

I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of (i) judgment:

(i) For there can be no true justice or judgment, which is not rejected by this wisdom.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
lead:
or, walk,
Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 4:11-12 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. ... When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
Psalms 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalms 25:4-5 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. ... Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him [for] a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
John 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: ... And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

in the:

Proverbs 4:25-27 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. ... Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Deuteronomy 5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
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Dt 5:32. Ps 23:3; 25:4; 32:8. Pv 3:6; 4:11, 25; 6:22. Is 2:3; 49:10; 55:4. Jn 10:3, 27. Rv 7:17.

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