Proverbs 19:16
He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.
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Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people...

Luke 10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

John 14:15,21-23 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10-14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

keepeth his

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be on him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

he that despiseth

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Better is the Poor Man with Integrity

1Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins. 3The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD. 4Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape. 6Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts. 7All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him. 8He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. 9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish. 10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die. 17He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again. 18Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying. 19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again. 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end. 21There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 24A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach. 27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to err from the words of knowledge. 28An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; But he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.

Darby Bible Translation
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die.

King James Bible
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

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