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 deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness and lives his life with integrity will have a true reward [that is both 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.

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 does good to his own soul, but the cruel man troubles his own flesh. 18 The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
19 As righteousness is unto life, so he that pursues evil pursues it unto his own death.



Cross References

Hosea 10:12-13

Sow yourselves unto righteousness, reap yourselves unto mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the LORD until he comes and teaches you righteousness.

Galatians 6:8-9

For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows in the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.

James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace unto those that make peace.

Job 27:13-23

This is the portion of a wicked man with God and the heritage of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy.

Proverbs 1:18

And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take hold of the wicked, and he shall be imprisoned with the cords of his sins.

Proverbs 22:8

He that sows iniquity shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He that digs a pit shall fall into it, and whosoever breaks a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Isaiah 59:5-8

They hatch cockatrice' eggs and weave the spider's web; whosoever shall eat of their eggs shall die, and if they should squeeze them, a viper shall come out.

Ephesians 4:22

that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,

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