The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
Honesty lives confident and carefree, but Shifty is sure to be exposed.
He whose ways are upright will go safely, but he whose ways are twisted will be made low.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.
He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “he who walks.” The idiom is used widely in both OT and NT for conduct, behavior, or lifestyle.
2 sn “Integrity” here means “blameless” in conduct. Security follows integrity, because the lifestyle is blameless. The righteous is certain of the course to be followed and does not fear retribution from man or God.
3 tn Heb “walks.”
4 tn Heb “he who perverts his ways” (so NASB); NIV “who takes crooked paths” (NLT similar). The Piel participle מְעַקֵּשׁ (mÿ’aqqesh) means “make crooked; twisted; perverse.” It is stronger than simply taking crooked paths; it refers to perverting the ways. The one who is devious will not get away with it.