Proverbs 28 :18

Proverbs 28 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

He whose ways are upright will be safe, but sudden will be the fall of him whose ways are twisted.

Webster's Revision

He who walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

World English Bible

Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Definitions for Proverbs 28 :18

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :18

Shall fall at once - Shall fall without resource, altogether.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :18

In his ways - Rather "in his double ways" (as in Proverbs 28:6). The evil of vacillation rather than that of craft, the want of the one guiding principle of right, is contrasted with the straightforwardness of the man that "walketh uprightly."

Shall fall at once - Better, shall fall in one of them (his ways). The attempt to combine incompatibilities is sure to fail. Men cannot serve God and Mammon.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :18

28:18 At once - Once for all; so he shall never rise more.
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