Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

King James Version

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Holman Bible

A man is praised for his insight,
but a twisted mind is despised.

International Standard Version

A man is praised because of his wise words, but the perverted mind will be despised.

A Conservative Version

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

American Standard Version

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Amplified

A man shall be commended according to his Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God], but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Bible in Basic English

A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on.

Darby Translation

A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Julia Smith Translation

According to the mouth of understanding a man shall be praised: and he being perverse of heart shall be for contempt

King James 2000

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For his mouth of good sense, a man will be recommended, but he who is of perverse {mind} will be despised.

Modern King James verseion

A man shall be praised according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A man shall be commended for his wisdom; but a fool shall be despised.

NET Bible

A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.

New Heart English Bible

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

The Emphasized Bible

In proportion to his prudence, is a man, to be praised, but, the perverse in heart, shall be an object of contempt.

Webster

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

World English Bible

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.

Youngs Literal Translation

According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to his wisdom
שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

but he that is of a perverse
עוה 
`avah 
Usage: 17

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand. 8 A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised. 9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.



Cross References

Genesis 41:39

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.

1 Samuel 13:13

Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.

1 Samuel 16:18

Then one of the young men said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him."

1 Samuel 18:30

Then the commanders of the Philistines went out to battle, and it happened as often as they went out, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul. So his name was highly esteemed.

1 Samuel 25:17

"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."

Psalm 132:18

"His enemies I will clothe with shame, But upon himself his crown shall shine."

Proverbs 1:26

I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,

Proverbs 3:35

The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.

Daniel 12:2

"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Malachi 2:8-9

"But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!"

Luke 12:42-44

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

Luke 16:8

"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

Acts 12:23

And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.

2 Corinthians 10:18

For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

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