Parallel Verses

Amplified

By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man -- "not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil.

New American Standard Bible

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

King James Version

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Holman Bible

Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness,
and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.

International Standard Version

Iniquity is atoned for by gracious love and truth, and through fear of the LORD people turn from evil.

A Conservative Version

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of LORD men depart from evil.

American Standard Version

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Bible in Basic English

By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.

Darby Translation

By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Julia Smith Translation

By mercy and truth iniquity shall be expiated: and in the fear of Jehovah a departing from evil.

King James 2000

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By loyalty and faithfulness, iniquity will be covered over, and by fear of Yahweh {one turns} from evil.

Modern King James verseion

By mercy and truth, iniquity is purged, and by the fear of Jehovah men turn away from evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

With loving mercy and faithfulness, sins be forgiven; and whoso searcheth the LORD eschewth evil.

NET Bible

Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.

New Heart English Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

The Emphasized Bible

By lovingkindness and fidelity, shall iniquity be covered, and, in the revering of Yahweh, is a turning away from wrong.

Webster

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

World English Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

and by the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of the Lord

Usage: 0

שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

5 Everyone proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting, hateful, and exceedingly offensive to the Lord; be assured [I pledge it] they will not go unpunished. 6 By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man -- "not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil. 7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins and show the reality of your repentance by righteousness (right standing with God and moral and spiritual rectitude and rightness in every area and relation) and liberate yourself from your iniquities by showing mercy and loving-kindness to the poor and oppressed, that [if the king will repent] there may possibly be a continuance and lengthening of your peace and tranquility and a healing of your error.

Job 28:28

But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord -- "that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 8:13

The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord [includes] the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way, and perverted and twisted speech I hate.

Luke 11:41

But [dedicate your inner self and] give as donations to the poor of those things which are within [of inward righteousness] and behold, everything is purified and clean for you.

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely there is no reverence or fear of God at all in this place, and they will slay me because of my wife.

Nehemiah 5:9

Also I said, What you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts and reproach of the nations, our enemies?

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors lived at the expense of the people and took from them food and wine, besides forty shekels of silver [a large monthly official salary]; yes, even their servants assumed authority over the people. But I did not so because of my [reverent] fear of God.

Job 1:1-8

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong].

Psalm 85:10

Mercy and loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Proverbs 14:27

Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 20:28

Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.

John 15:2

Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.

Acts 15:9

And He made no difference between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith ( by a strong and welcome conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God).

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God.

Ephesians 5:21

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

1 Peter 1:22

Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

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