Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] a joy to the righteous to do justice, but dismay to those who do evil.

New American Standard Bible

The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,
But is terror to the workers of iniquity.

King James Version

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Holman Bible

Justice executed is a joy to the righteous
but a terror to those who practice iniquity.

International Standard Version

Administering justice brings joy to the righteous, but terror to those who practice iniquity.

A Conservative Version

It is joy to the righteous to do justice, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

American Standard Version

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Amplified


When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, the one in right standing with God),
But to the evildoers it is disaster.

Bible in Basic English

It is a joy to the good man to do right, but it is destruction to the workers of evil.

Darby Translation

It is joy to a righteous man to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.

Julia Smith Translation

Joy to the just one to do judgment: and destruction to those working iniquity.

King James 2000

It is joy to the just to do justice: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Modern King James verseion

It is joy to the just to do judgment, but ruin shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The just delighteth in doing the thing that is right, but the workers of wickedness abhor the same.

NET Bible

Doing justice brings joy to the righteous and terror to those who do evil.

New Heart English Bible

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

The Emphasized Bible

It is a joy, to a righteous man, to do justice, but, dismay, to the workers of iniquity.

Webster

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

World English Bible

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Youngs Literal Translation

To do justice is joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is joy
שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

to the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

to do

Usage: 0

מחתּה 
M@chittah 
Usage: 11

shall be to the workers
פּעל 
Pa`al 
Usage: 57

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 A gift in secret will avert {anger}, and a {concealed bribe}, strong wrath. 15 [It is] a joy to the righteous to do justice, but dismay to those who do evil. 16 Whoever wanders from the way of understanding, in the assembly of the dead he will rest.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:29

A stronghold for the upright is the way of Yahweh, but ruin [belongs] to {evildoers}.

Job 29:12-17

because I saved [the] needy who cried for help, and [I saved] [the] orphan for whom [there was] no helper.

Psalm 40:8

'I delight to do your will, O my God, and your law [is] {deep within me}.'"

Psalm 112:1

Praise Yah! Blessed [is the] man [who] fears Yahweh; he takes great delight in his commands.

Psalm 119:16

I will take delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 119:92

Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery.

Proverbs 5:20

Why should you be intoxicated, my child, by a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Proverbs 21:12

The righteous observes the house of the wicked; he throws the wicked to ruin.

Ecclesiastes 3:12

So I realized that there is {nothing better} for them than to {rejoice and enjoy themselves} during their lives.

Isaiah 64:5

You meet with the one who rejoices, one who does righteousness. In your ways they remember you. Look! You were angry and we sinned against them [in] ancient [times] and we were saved.

Matthew 7:23

And then {I will say to them plainly}, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of Man will send out his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all the causes of sin and those who do lawless deeds,

Luke 13:27-28

And he will reply, saying to you, 'I do not know where you are from! Go away from me, all [you] {evildoers}!'

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, "My food is that I do the will of the one who sent me and complete his work.

Romans 7:22

For I joyfully agree with the law of God in my inner person,

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