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Proverbs 15:24

    Proverbs 15:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.

    Webster's Revision

    To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

    World English Bible

    The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To the wise the way of life goeth upward, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.

    Definitions for Proverbs 15:24

    Hell - The valley of Hinnom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:24

    The way of life is above to the wise - There is a treble antithesis here:

    1. The way of the wise, and that of the fool.

    2. The one is above, the other below.

    3. The one is of life, the other is of death.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:24

    Above ... beneath - The one path is all along upward, leading to the highest life. It rescues the "wise" from the other, which is all along downward, ending in the gloom of Sheol.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:24

    15:24 The way - The way a wise man takes to obtain life, is to place his heart, and treasure, and conversation on things above.