Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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, in right standing with God), but to the evildoers it is dismay, calamity, and ruin.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is joy to the just to do judgment, but it shall be destruction to 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath. 15 It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. 16 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:29

The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Job 29:12-17

Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."

Psalm 112:1

Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:16

I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. GIMEL

Psalm 119:92

Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

Proverbs 5:20

For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?

Proverbs 21:12

The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

Isaiah 64:5

You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time; and shall we be saved?

Matthew 7:23

Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'

Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,

Luke 13:27-28

He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.'

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.

Romans 7:22

For I delight in God's law after the inward man,

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