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The person who wanders from the road of understanding
will rest in the assembly of the dead. Bible

“dead.” The Hebrew is “Rephaim,” who were a branch group of the Nephilim (see commentaries on Genesis 6:2 and 6:4). The Rephaim were not saved so were dead, without life. Unsaved people will be thrown in the Lake of Fire and be consumed, at which point they become like the Rephaim—totally dead; annihilated.

Given the horrible consequences of leaving the path of wisdom and living a life of sin, this verse is strong encouragement for people to do what it takes to remain obedient to God.


Commentary for: Proverbs 21:16