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Proverbs 14:12 | A Way Which Seemeth Right

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 38: Proverbs 14:12

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

Scripture Memory

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

There ia way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

T____ i_ a w__ w____ s______ r____ u___ a m__, b__ t__ e__ t______ a__ t__ w___ o_ d____. Proverbs 14:12

Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

Way | דֶּרֶךְ

dereḵ

Pronunciation: deh'-rek

Definition:

  • Road, way, path
  • Manner, habit

Translations:

  • Way 590x
  • Toward 31x
  • Journey 23x
  • Manner 8x

Right | יָשָׁר

yāšār

Pronunciation: yaw-shawr'

Definition:

  • straight, level
  • right, pleasing, correct
  • just, fitting, proper
  • righteous, upright

Translations:

  • right 53x
  • upright 42x
  • righteous 9x

Unto | פָּנִים

pānîm

Pronunciation: paw-neem'

Definition:

  • face
  • presence, person
  • before and bhind, toward, in front of

Translations:

  • before 1,137x
  • face 390x
  • presence 76x
  • upon 20x

End | אַחֲרִית

'aḥărîṯ

Pronunciation: akh-ar-eeth'

Definition:

  • after part, end
  • issue, event
  • latter time
  • posterity

Translations:

  • end 31x
  • latter 12x
  • last 7x
  • posterity 3x

Death | מָוֶת

māveṯ

Pronunciation: maw'-veth

Definition:

  • death, dying, Death (personified), realm of the dead
  • death by violence (as a penalty)
  • state of death, place of death

Translations:

  • death 128x
  • die 22x
  • dead 8x

Paraphrase

There is a [manner, habit] which seemeth [pleasing, correct] [before and behind, in front of] a man, but the [after part] thereof are the ways of [death (as a penalty)]. Proverbs 14:12

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Romans 6:21

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Reflections

About God

God has given us The Way – His only Son. All other paths that are not God’s path lead to death.

About Self

What I think is the best way is not always the best way – it is often leading me down a path contrary to the Lord’s will for my life. I can continue to follow it…but it will not lead me where I want to go.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Am I seeking the Lord’s will in each life step? Where am I choosing my own path, and leading away from Jesus, who is The Way?
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