“To live life to the fullest, live right.”

Proverbs 12:28
(28)  In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.


Hebrew poetry uses a form of writing called parallelism. Parallelism places two thoughts next to each other in order to teach a truth or make a point. Sometimes the two thoughts are opposites (antithetical). Sometimes they are the same (synonymous). Sometimes the second line explains, or expands upon the first line (synthetic).

In this proverb, the fact that there is “no death” to those who live righteously, further expands on the idea that there is “life”; it emphasizes the same truth in the first line, but with different words.

Therefore, living righteously leads to the fullest experience of life!

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