Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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, and a man who listens speaks to eternity. 29 A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways. 30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:5

The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Psalm 119:5

Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes!

Psalm 119:59

I considered my ways, and turned my steps to your statutes.

Proverbs 28:14

Blessed is the man who always fears; but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Proverbs 29:1

He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.

Jeremiah 3:2-3

"Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? You have sat for them by the ways, as an Arabian in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your prostitution and with your wickedness.

Jeremiah 5:3

O Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among those who fall; in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 44:16-17

As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we will not listen to you.

Ezekiel 18:28

Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Haggai 1:5

Now therefore this is what Yahweh of Armies says: Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:7

This is what Yahweh of Armies says: "Consider your ways.

Haggai 2:15

Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.

Haggai 2:18-19

'Consider, please, from this day and backward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, since the day that the foundation of Yahweh's temple was laid, consider it.

Luke 15:17-18

But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!

1 Thessalonians 3:11

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you;

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