The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
The LORD protects the upright but destroys the wicked.
GOD is solid backing to a well-lived life, but he calls into question a shabby performance.
The way of the Lord is a strong tower for the upright man, but destruction to the workers of evil.
The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the upright, but destruction for evildoers.
The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
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1 sn The “way of the
2 tn The comparative “like” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is implied by the metaphor; it is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
3 tn Heb “for the one with integrity” (לַתֹּם, latom).
4 tn Or “ruin” (so NIV).
5 tn Heb “those who practice iniquity.”