Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 false witness will perish, but a man who listens will testify with success. 29 A wicked man is strong in {his countenance}, but the upright will appoint his paths. 30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel to oppose Yahweh.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:5

The righteousness of the blameless will keep his ways straight, but the wicked will fall by his wickedness.

Psalm 119:5

Oh that my ways were steadfast, to keep your statutes!

Psalm 119:59

I think about my ways, and turn my feet to your testimonies.

Proverbs 28:14

Happy is the person who fears continuously, but he who is stubborn of heart, will fall into calamity.

Proverbs 29:1

A man who is reproved, being stubborn of neck-- suddenly he will be broken, and there will not be healing.

Jeremiah 3:2-3

"Lift up your eyes at [the] barren heights, and see where you have not been ravished. Beside the roads you sat for them like an Arab in the desert, and you have defiled [the] land with your fornication and with your wickedness.

Jeremiah 5:3

Yahweh, do not your eyes [look] for honesty? You have struck them, but they felt no pain, you have destroyed them, they refused to take discipline. They have hardened their faces more than rock, they have refused to turn back.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they ashamed, for they had committed a detestable thing? What's worse, they were not ashamed at all, and they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore} they will fall among [those who] fall; at the time of their punishment they will stumble," says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 44:16-17

"[Concerning] the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we [are] not going to listen to you!

Ezekiel 18:28

And if he sees and he returns from all of his transgressions that he did, surely he will live; he will not die!

Haggai 1:5

And so then, thus says Yahweh of hosts: '{Consider your ways}!

Haggai 1:7

Thus says Yahweh of hosts: '{Consider your ways}!

Haggai 2:15

But now, please {consider} from this day forward, before one stone was placed on another in the temple of Yahweh,

Haggai 2:18-19

'{Please consider} from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth [month], from the day that the foundation of Yahweh's temple was laid, {consider}:

Luke 15:17-18

"But [when he] came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have an abundance {of food}, and I am dying here from 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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