Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

A wicked man puts on a bold face,
but the upright man considers his way.

New American Standard Bible

A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.

King James Version

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

International Standard Version

The wicked man puts up a bold appearance, but the upright thinks about what he is doing.

A Conservative Version

A wicked man hardens his face, but as for an upright man, he establishes his ways.

American Standard Version

A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.

Amplified

A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face [of guilt], but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].

Bible in Basic English

The evil-doer makes his face hard, but as for the upright, he gives thought to his way.

Darby Translation

A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he orders his ways.

Julia Smith Translation

An unjust man strengthened with his face: and the upright he will prepare his ways.

King James 2000

A wicked man hardens his face: but as for the upright, he considers his way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A wicked man is strong in {his countenance}, but the upright will appoint his paths.

Modern King James verseion

A wicked man hardens his face, but the upright establishes his way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An ungodly man goeth forth rashly; but the just reformeth his own way.

NET Bible

A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.

New Heart English Bible

A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

The Emphasized Bible

A lawless man emboldeneth his face, but, as for the upright, he, directeth his ways.

Webster

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

World English Bible

A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

Youngs Literal Translation

A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

עזז 
`azaz 
Usage: 12

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

28 A lying witness will perish,
but the one who listens will speak successfully.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face,
but the upright man considers his way.
30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel
will prevail against the Lord.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:5

The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,
but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

Psalm 119:5

If only my ways were committed
to keeping Your statutes!

Psalm 119:59

I thought about my ways
and turned my steps back to Your decrees.

Proverbs 28:14

Happy is the one who is always reverent,
but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Proverbs 29:1

One who becomes stiff-necked,
after many reprimands
will be shattered instantly—
beyond recovery.

Jeremiah 3:2-3

Look to the barren heights and see.
Where have you not been immoral?
You sat waiting for them beside the highways
like a nomad in the desert.
You have defiled the land
with your prostitution and wickedness.

Jeremiah 5:3

Lord, don’t Your eyes look for faithfulness?
You have struck them, but they felt no pain.
You finished them off,
but they refused to accept discipline.
They made their faces harder than rock,
and they refused to return.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently?
They weren’t at all ashamed.
They can no longer feel humiliation.
Therefore, they will fall among the fallen.
When I punish them, they will collapse,”
says the Lord.

Jeremiah 44:16-17

“As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you!

Ezekiel 18:28

He will certainly live because he thought it over and turned from all the transgressions he had committed; he will not die.

Haggai 1:5

Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways:

Haggai 1:7

The Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways.

Haggai 2:15

“Now, reflect back from this day: Before one stone was placed on another in the Lord’s temple,

Haggai 2:18-19

“Consider carefully from this day forward; from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid; consider it carefully.

Luke 15:17-18

When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!

1 Thessalonians 3:11

Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

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