Proverbs 15:24
Good News Translation
Wise people walk the road that leads upward to life, not the road that leads downward to death.

New Revised Standard Version
For the wise the path of life leads upward, in order to avoid Sheol below.

Contemporary English Version
All who are wise follow a road that leads upward to life and away from death.

New American Bible
The path of life leads upward for the prudent, turning them from Sheol below.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.


Proverbs 6:23 That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.

Psalm 16:11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.

Psalm 139:24 And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way.

Jeremiah 21:8 And to this people thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

Matthew 7:14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!

John 14:6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.


Philippians 3:20 But our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,

Colossians 3:1,2 Therefore if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. . . .


Proverbs 2:18 None that go in unto her, shall return again, neither shall they take hold of the paths of life.

Proverbs 5:5 They walk not by the path of life, her steps are wandering, and unaccountable.

Proverbs 7:27 Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice?

Proverbs 9:8 Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.

A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
23A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best. 24The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from the lowest hell.25The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:22
A fire is kindled in my wrath, and shall burn even to the lowest hell: and shall devour the earth with her increase, and shall burn the foundations of the mountains.

Proverbs 4:18
The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall.

Proverbs 15:23
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