Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

King James Version

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Holman Bible

The Lord detests the plans of an evil man,
but pleasant words are pure.

International Standard Version

To the LORD evil plans are detestable, but pleasant words are pure.

A Conservative Version

Evil devices are an abomination to LORD, but pleasant words [are] pure.

American Standard Version

Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words are pure.

Amplified

The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him.

Bible in Basic English

Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing.

Darby Translation

The thoughts of the evil man are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but the speech of the pure is pure.

Julia Smith Translation

The purposes of evil an abomination of Jehovah: and the pure speaking of pleasantness.

King James 2000

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Plans of evil [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but gracious words are pure.

Modern King James verseion

The thoughts of the wicked are very hateful to Jehovah, but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD abhorreth the imaginations of the wicked; but pure words are pleasant to him.

NET Bible

The Lord abhors the plans of the wicked, but pleasant words are pure.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.

The Emphasized Bible

An abomination to Yahweh, are the plottings tings of the wicked, but, with the pure, are sayings of sweetness.

Webster

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

World English Bible

Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.

Youngs Literal Translation

An abomination to Jehovah are thoughts of wickedness, And pure are sayings of pleasantness.

Interlinear

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

of the wicked
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

to the Lord

Usage: 0

but the words of the pure
טהר טהור 
Tahowr 
Usage: 95

נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

25 The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow. 26 Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure. 27 He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.



Cross References

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 24:9

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

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

Matthew 12:34-37

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Matthew 15:19

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

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