Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

King James Version

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Holman Bible

The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

International Standard Version

Evil people earn deceptive wages, but those who plant righteousness are truly rewarded.

A Conservative Version

A wicked man earns deceitful wages, but he who sows righteousness [has] a sure reward.

American Standard Version

The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Amplified

The wicked man earns deceitful wages, but he who sows righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) shall have a sure reward [permanent and satisfying].

Bible in Basic English

The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.

Darby Translation

The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust one did a work of falsehood: and the seed of justice the reward of truth.

King James 2000

The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wicked earns {deceptive gain}, but he who sows righteousness, a {true reward}.

Modern King James verseion

The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The labour of the ungodly prospereth not; but he that showeth righteousness, shall receive a sure reward.

NET Bible

The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward.

New Heart English Bible

Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

The Emphasized Bible

The lawless man, earneth the wages of falsehood, but, he that soweth righteousness, hath the reward of fidelity.

Webster

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

World English Bible

Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

פּעלּה 
P@`ullah 
Usage: 14

but to him that soweth
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

17 The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm. 18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward. 19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.



Cross References

Hosea 10:12-13

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Galatians 6:8-9

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

James 3:18

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Job 27:13-23

"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

Proverbs 1:18

But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.

Isaiah 59:5-8

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Ephesians 4:22

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,



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