Today’s verse summarizes and reiterates the theme of this Book of Proverbs and simply restates it.
Proverbs 11: 19 (NKJV)
19 As righteousness leads to life,
So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
We’ve seen that “righteousness” means someone who is living morally, virtuously, and without guilt or sin, and today’s verse says that this type of living leads to life. I believe that, in the context given, this is talking about eternal life.
The second half of the verse shows the negative of the picture given in the first part. IT restates the theme that “pursuing evil” will lead to the pursuer’s eternal death.
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