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Proverbs 13:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Righteousness preserveth him that is perfect in the way; but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Righteousness, guardeth the man of blameless way, but, lawlessness, overthroweth the sinner.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Justice keepeth the way of the innocent: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Righteousnesse keepeth [him that is] vpright in the way: but wickednesse ouerthroweth the sinner.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
keepeth 5341
{5341} Prime
A primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[him that is] upright 8537
{8537} Prime
From H8552; completeness; figuratively prosperity; usually (morally) innocence.
in the way: 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
but wickedness 7564
{7564} Prime
Feminine of H7562; wrong (especially moral).
overthroweth 5557
{5557} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wrench, that is, (figuratively) to subvert.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the sinner. 2403
{2403} Prime
From H2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:6

_ _ A sentiment of frequent recurrence, that piety benefits and sin injures.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:6

_ _ See here, 1. Saints secured from ruin. Those that are upright in their way, that mean honestly in all their actions, adhere conscientiously to the sacred and eternal rules of equity, and deal sincerely both with God and man, their integrity will keep them from the temptations of Satan, which shall not prevail over them, the reproaches and injuries of evil men, which shall not fasten upon them, to do them any real mischief, Psalms 25:21.

Hic murus aheneus esto, nil conscire sibi.
Be this thy brazen bulwark of defence,
Still to preserve thy conscious innocence.

_ _ 2. Sinners secured for ruin. Those that are wicked, even their wickedness will be their overthrow at last, and they are held in the cords of it in the mean time. Are they corrected, destroyed? It is their own wickedness that corrects them, that destroys them; they alone shall bear it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 13:6

Keepeth him — From that over — throw which befal sinners.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Proverbs 11:5-6 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. ... The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.
Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
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.


Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Proverbs 21:12 The righteous [man] wisely considereth the house of the wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their] wickedness.
2 Chronicles 28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
Psalms 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].

the sinner:
Heb. sin
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