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Proverbs 14:12

    Proverbs 14:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.

    Webster's Revision

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death.

    World English Bible

    There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:12

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man - This may be his easily besetting sin, the sin of his constitution, the sin of his trade. Or it may be his own false views of religion: he may have an imperfect repentance, a false faith, a very false creed; and he may persuade himself that he is in the direct way to heaven. Many of the papists, when they were burning the saints of God in the flames at Smithfield, thought they were doing God service! And in the late Irish massacre, the more of the Protestants they piked to death, shot, or burnt, the more they believed they deserved of God's favor and their Church's gratitude. But cruelty and murder are the short road, the near way, to eternal perdition.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:12

    A way ... - The way of the fool, the way of self-indulgence and self-will.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:12

    14:12 Right - There are some evil courses which men may think to be lawful and good. The end - The event shews that they were sinful and destructive.