Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh. 18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward. 19 As righteousness tendeth to life, so he that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death.



Cross References

Hosea 10:12-13

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Galatians 6:8-9

For he that sows to his own flesh, shall reap corruption from the flesh; but he that sows to the Spirit, from the Spirit shall reap eternal life:

James 3:18

But the fruit of righteousness in peace is sown for them that make peace.

Job 27:13-23

This is the portion of the wicked man with God, and the heritage of the violent, which they receive from the Almighty: --

Psalm 126:5-6

They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing:

Proverbs 1:18

And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 22:8

He that soweth unrighteousness shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his wrath shall have an end.

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He that diggeth a pit falleth into it; and whoso breaketh down a hedge, a serpent biteth him.

Isaiah 59:5-8

They hatch serpents' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Ephesians 4:22

namely your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;

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