Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 will be commended according to his insight and sound judgment,
But the one who is of a perverse mind will 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.

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 not, but the house of the righteous shall stand. 8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall 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

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Inasmuch as God has shown thee all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.

1 Samuel 13:13

And Samuel said to Saul, Thou have done foolishly. Thou have not kept the commandment of LORD thy God, which he commanded thee. For now LORD would have established thy kingdom upon Israel forever,

1 Samuel 16:18

Then one of the young men answered, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skilful in playing, and a mighty man of valor, and a man of war, and prudent in speech, and a comely man, and LORD is with him

1 Samuel 18:30

Then the rulers of the Philistines went forth, and it came to pass, as often as they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name was very precious.

1 Samuel 25:17

Now therefore know and consider what thou will do, for evil is determined against our master, and against all his house. For he is such a worthless fellow that [a man] cannot speak to him.

Psalm 132:18

I will clothe his enemies with shame, but upon himself his crown shall flourish.

Proverbs 1:26

I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your fear comes,

Proverbs 3:35

The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 5:23

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

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Daniel 12:2

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Malachi 2:8-9

But ye are turned aside out of the way. Ye have caused many to stumble in the law. Ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says LORD of hosts.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, I sinned, having betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is it to us? See thou to it.

Luke 12:42-44

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager whom his lord will appoint over his service to give the provision on time?

Luke 16:8

And his lord commended the unrighteous manager because he did shrewdly. Because the sons of this age are shrewder in their own generation than the sons of the light.

Acts 12:23

And immediately an agent of Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And after becoming worm-eaten, he expired.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another man is building on it. But let each man take heed how he is building on it.

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 10:18

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

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