Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit.

New American Standard Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

King James Version

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Holman Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.

International Standard Version

The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

American Standard Version

The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Amplified


The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are just (honest, reliable),
But the counsels and schemes of the wicked are deceitful.

Bible in Basic English

The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit.

Darby Translation

The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Julia Smith Translation

The purposes of the just are judgment: the guidance of the unjust, deceit

King James 2000

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

Modern King James verseion

The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The thoughts of the righteous are right; but the imagination of the ungodly are deceitful.

NET Bible

The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

New Heart English Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

The Emphasized Bible

The plans of the righteous, are just, but, the counsels of the lawless, are deceitful.

Webster

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

World English Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

Youngs Literal Translation

The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

but the counsels
תּחבּוּלה תּחבּלה 
Tachbulah 
Usage: 6

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6 The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.



Cross References

Psalm 12:2-3

They speak falsehood everyone with his neighbor. With flattering lip, and with a double heart, they speak.

Psalm 36:2-4

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.

Psalm 41:6-7

And if he comes to see [me], he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it.

Psalm 119:15

I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect for thy ways.

Psalm 139:23

Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts,

Psalm 140:1-3

Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man,

Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Proverbs 24:9

The thought of folly is sin. And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let him return to LORD, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let him return to LORD, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Matthew 2:3-8

And Herod the king having heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was scorned by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and having sent forth, he killed all the boys in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and under, according to the time that

Matthew 26:4

and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not judge anything before time, until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make public the deliberations of the hearts. And then praise will come to each man from God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

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