There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
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George Leo Haydock
Death. How many, under the garb of piety, follow their passions! How many are misled by their singularity, or by unskilful directors! (Calmet)
We must suspect our own judgment. (Menochius)
If any Turks, Jews, or heretics, lead a moral good life, it see meth both to themselves and to other ignorant people that they are in the right way to salvation; but their error in faith leadeth them to eternal damnation. (Worthington)
The persecutors thought they did God a service by putting the apostles to death. Will they be excused? (Haydock) ...
We read in Proverbs, “There is a way that seems just to men, yet the end of it leads to the depths of hades.” You see, ignorance is also clearly condemned in this text, since man thinks otherwise and he falls into hades, seemingly having the truth. “There are many thoughts,” he says, “in the heart of man.” But still, it is not his will, which is uncertain and doubtful and changeable, that prevails but the counsel of God. ...