Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.

King James Version

The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Holman Bible

The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness.

International Standard Version

The lifestyle of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but he loves those who ardently pursue righteousness.

A Conservative Version

The way of a wicked man is an abomination to LORD, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

American Standard Version

The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Amplified

The way of the wicked is an abomination, extremely disgusting and shamefully vile to the Lord, but He loves him who pursues righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

Bible in Basic English

The way of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but he who goes after righteousness is dear to him.

Darby Translation

The way of a wicked man is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD, but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

The way of the unjust an abomination of Jehovah: and he will love him pursuing justice.

King James 2000

The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

An abomination of Yahweh is the way of the wicked, but he who pursues righteousness he will love.

Modern King James verseion

The way of the wicked is hateful to Jehovah, but He loves him who pursues righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The way of the ungodly is an abomination unto the LORD; but whoso followeth righteousness, him he loveth.

NET Bible

The Lord abhors the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

New Heart English Bible

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

An abomination to Yahweh, is the way of the lawless, but, the pursuer of righteousness, he loveth.

Webster

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD; but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

World English Bible

The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

Youngs Literal Translation

An abomination to Jehovah is the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

but he loveth
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness. 10 Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.



Cross References

1 Timothy 6:11

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

Proverbs 21:21

He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

Psalm 1:6

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 146:8-9

The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.

Proverbs 21:4

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 21:8

The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Isaiah 51:1

"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn And to the quarry from which you were dug.

Isaiah 51:7

"Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, A people in whose heart is My law; Do not fear the reproach of man, Nor be dismayed at their revilings.

Jeremiah 44:4

'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Habakkuk 1:13

Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

2 Timothy 2:22

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

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