19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.

Other Translations of Proverbs 11:19

King James Version

19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

English Standard Version

19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

The Message

19 Take your stand with God's loyal community and live, or chase after phantoms of evil and die.

New King James Version

19 As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

New Living Translation

19 Godly people find life; evil people find death.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 11:19

Commentary on Proverbs 11:19

(Read Proverbs 11:19)

True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction.