Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

King James Version

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Holman Bible

Don’t those who plan evil go astray?
But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

International Standard Version

Won't those who plot evil go astray? But gracious love and truth are for those who plan what is good.

A Conservative Version

Do they not err who devise evil? But mercy and truth [are to] those who devise good.

American Standard Version

Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth'shall be to them that devise good.

Amplified

Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good.

Bible in Basic English

Will not the designers of evil come into error? But mercy and good faith are for the designers of good.

Darby Translation

Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do they not err that meditate upon evil? but those that meditate upon good shall attain mercy and truth.

Julia Smith Translation

Shall they not go astray, seeking evil? and mercy, and truth to those seeking good.

King James 2000

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Have they not erred, those who plan evil? But loyalty and faithfulness [belong to] those who plan good.

Modern King James verseion

Do not those who think evil go astray? But mercy and truth shall be to those who think of good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They that imagine wickedness, shall be disappointed; but they that muse upon good things, unto such shall happen mercy and faithfulness.

NET Bible

Do not those who devise evil go astray? But those who plan good exhibit faithful covenant love.

New Heart English Bible

Do they not go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

The Emphasized Bible

Shall they not, become vagrants, who devise evil? but, lovingkindness and faithfulness, be to them who devise good.

Webster

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

World English Bible

Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

Youngs Literal Translation

Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Do they not err
תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

21 He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. 22 Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good. 23 In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:2

A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

Genesis 24:27

He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master's brothers."

2 Chronicles 6:8

"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Psalm 25:10

All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Psalm 61:7

He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.

Proverbs 3:29

Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you.

Proverbs 14:17

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 19:22

What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

Isaiah 32:7-8

As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

Matthew 5:7

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

John 1:17

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

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