Parallel Verses

World English Bible

The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

New American Standard Bible

The way of a guilty man is crooked,
But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.

King James Version

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Holman Bible

A guilty man’s conduct is crooked,
but the behavior of the innocent is upright.

International Standard Version

The conduct of a guilty man is perverse, but the behavior of the pure is upright.

A Conservative Version

The way of him who is laden with guilt is exceedingly crooked, but as for a pure man, his work is right.

American Standard Version

The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.

Amplified


The way of the guilty is [exceedingly] crooked,
But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.

Bible in Basic English

Twisted is the way of him who is full of crime; but as for him whose heart is clean, his work is upright.

Darby Translation

Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.

Julia Smith Translation

The way of man is crooked and strange: and the pure his work is right

King James 2000

The way of man is perverse and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Crooked is the way of a man and a foreigner, but the pure [is] upright [in] his conduct.

Modern King James verseion

The way of a guilty man is perverted; but the pure, his work is right.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ways of the froward are strange; but the works of him that is clean, are right.

NET Bible

The way of the guilty person is devious, but as for the pure, his way is upright.

New Heart English Bible

The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

The Emphasized Bible

Crooked is the way of a guilty man, but, as for the pure, straight is his dealing.

Webster

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Youngs Literal Translation

Froward is the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright is his work.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

is froward
הפכפּך 
Haphakpak 
Usage: 1

and strange
וזר 
Vazar 
Usage: 1

but as for the pure
זך 
Zak 
Usage: 11

פּעל 
Po`al 
Usage: 37

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

7 The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right. 8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. 9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.



Cross References

Proverbs 2:15

who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:

Genesis 6:5-6

Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:12

God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Job 15:14-16

What is man, that he should be clean? What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Psalm 14:2-3

Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.

Proverbs 15:26

Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes."

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Daniel 12:10

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 12:33

"Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Acts 15:9

He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men?

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;

Titus 1:15

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.

Titus 3:3

For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Titus 3:5

not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 1:22-23

Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

1 John 2:29

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:3

Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

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