Parallel Verses

King James 2000

They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

New American Standard Bible

The perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord,
But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

King James Version

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

Holman Bible

Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord,
but those with blameless conduct are His delight.

International Standard Version

Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.

A Conservative Version

Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to LORD, but such as are perfect in [their] way are his delight.

American Standard Version

They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah; But such as are perfect in their way are his delight.

Amplified


The perverse in heart are repulsive and shamefully vile to the Lord,
But those who are blameless and above reproach in their walk are His delight!

Bible in Basic English

The uncontrolled are hated by the Lord, but those whose ways are without error are his delight

Darby Translation

The perverse in heart are abomination to Jehovah; but they that are perfect in their way are his delight.

Julia Smith Translation

The perverse of heart are an abomination of Jehovah, and the blameless of way his delight

Lexham Expanded Bible

An abomination of Yahweh [are] the {crooked of heart}, but his delight [are] {those with blameless ways}.

Modern King James verseion

They who are of a perverse heart are hateful to Jehovah, but the upright in the way are His delight.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD abhorreth a fained heart; but he hath pleasure in them that are undefiled.

NET Bible

The Lord abhors those who are perverse in heart, but those who are blameless in their ways are his delight.

New Heart English Bible

Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

The Emphasized Bible

The abomination of Yahweh, are they of perverse heart, but, his delight, are the men of blameless life.

Webster

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

World English Bible

Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

Youngs Literal Translation

An abomination to Jehovah are the perverse of heart, And the perfect of the way are His delight.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עקּשׁ 
`iqqesh 
Usage: 11

תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

to the Lord

Usage: 0

but such as are upright
תּמים 
Tamiym 
Usage: 91

in their way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

19 As righteousness leads to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death. 20 They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. 21 Though they join hand to hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the descendants of the righteous shall be delivered.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that you test the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.

Psalm 119:1

[Aleph] Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 11:7

For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

Psalm 18:25-26

With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright;

Psalm 51:6

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 140:13

Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.

Proverbs 6:14

Perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually; he sows discord.

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 9:7

He that reproves a scoffer gets for himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself injury.

Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness keeps him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardens his face: but as for the upright, he considers his way.

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