Parallel Verses

Amplified

The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The thoughts of the righteous are upright, but the astuteness of the wicked is 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 virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones [thus endangered].



Cross References

Psalm 12:2-3

To his neighbor each one speaks words without use or worth or truth; with flattering lips and double heart [deceitfully] they speak.

Psalm 36:2-4

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

Psalm 41:6-7

And when one comes to see me, he speaks falsehood and empty words, while his heart gathers mischievous gossip [against me]; when he goes away, he tells it abroad.

Psalm 119:15

I will meditate on Your precepts and have respect to Your ways [the paths of life marked out by Your law].

Psalm 139:23

Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Psalm 140:1-3

Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men;

Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the [consistently] righteous brings only good, but the expectation of the wicked brings wrath.

Proverbs 24:9

The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved! How long shall your iniquitous and grossly offensive thoughts lodge within you?

Matthew 2:3-8

When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed and troubled, and the whole of Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he realized that he had been misled by the wise men, was furiously enraged, and he sent and put to death all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that territory who were two years old and under, reckoning according to the date which he had investigated diligently and had learned exactly from the wise men.

Matthew 26:4

And consulted together in order to arrest Jesus by stratagem secretly and put Him to death.

1 Corinthians 4:5

So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.

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