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Proverbs 9:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Forsake [your] folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Forsake the simple ones, and live, and advance in the way of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Forsake the foolish, and liue; and goe in the way of vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Leave folly, that ye may reign for ever; and seek wisdom, and improve understanding by knowledge.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Forsake 5800
{5800} Prime
A primitive root; to loosen, that is, relinquish, permit, etc.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
the foolish, 6612
{6612} Prime
From H6601; silly (that is, seducible).
and live; 2421
{2421} Prime
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
and go 833
{0833} Prime
A primitive root; to be straight (used in the widest sense, especially to be level, right, happy); figuratively to go forward, be honest, prosper.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
in the way 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of understanding. 998
{0998} Prime
From H0995; understanding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 9:4-6.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 9:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 4:14-15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]. ... Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Psalms 26:4-6 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. ... I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
Psalms 45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
Psalms 119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Proverbs 4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
Proverbs 10:17 He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: ... Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
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Ps 26:4; 45:10; 119:115. Pv 4:11, 14; 10:17; 13:20. Mt 7:13. Lk 13:24. Ac 2:40. 2Co 6:17. Rv 18:4.

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