Proverbs 12:5
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New International Version
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

New Living Translation
The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

English Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

New American Standard Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

King James Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.

International Standard Version
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

NET Bible
The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

New Heart English Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The purposes of the righteous are justice, and the way of life of the evil is deceit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thoughts of righteous people are fair. The advice of wicked people is treacherous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The thoughts of the righteous are right; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

New American Standard 1977
The thoughts of the righteous are just,
            But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The thoughts of the righteous are upright, but the astuteness of the wicked is deceit.

King James 2000 Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

American King James Version
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

American Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Darby Bible Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

English Revised Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Webster's Bible Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

World English Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

Young's Literal Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
4An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:4
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
Treasury of Scripture

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of …

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways.

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. …

counsels

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips …

Psalm 36:2-4 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found …

Psalm 41:6,7 And if he come to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity …

Psalm 140:1-3 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man…

Matthew 2:3-8,16 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and …

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

(5) The thoughts of the righteous are right.--Or, justice. (Comp. Matthew 12:35.)

Verse 5. - The thoughts of the righteous are right; literally, judgments; i.e. just and fair, much more then words and actions. St. Gregory ('Mor. in Job,' lib. 25) takes another view, seeing in "judgments" the stings of conscience, and a rehearsal of the day of account. "The righteous," he says, "approach the secret chambers of the Judge in the recesses of their own hearts; they consider how smartly he smites at last, who long patiently bears with them. They are afraid for the sins which they remember they have committed; and they punish by their tears the faults which they know they have perpetrated. They dread the searching judgments of God, even in those sins which perchance they cannot discover in themselves. And in this secret chamber of inward judgment, constrained by the sentence of their own conduct, they chasten with penitence that which they have committed through pride" (Oxford transl.). But the counsels of the wicked - which they offer to others - are deceit. The mere "thoughts" are contrasted with the mature, expressed "counsels" Septuagint, "The wicked steer (κυβερνῶσι) deceits." (For "counsels," see notes, Proverbs 1:5 and Proverbs 20:18.) The thoughts of the righteous are right,.... Or "judgment" (o). The thoughts of men's hearts are naturally evil, nor can any think a good thought of themselves; but the thoughts of the righteous are directed and influenced by the grace of God, and are formed according to that Word which is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; their thoughts concerning God and religion, concerning Christ and his Gospel, his ways and worship, his truths and ordinances, they are judiciously framed according to the rule of God's word, the revelation he has made, and so are right; and such are their resolutions and designs to serve the Lord their God, and him only, and to cleave to him with full purpose of heart

but the counsels of the wicked are deceit; the designs, schemes, and contrivances of wicked men, are to trick, and overreach, and defraud their neighbours in civil affairs; and of false teachers, to deceive the hearts of the simple in religious ones. The coming of the man of sin was with all deceivableness; and all the gaudy show and pageantry he makes, and pretended miracles he works, are to deceive the inhabitants of the earth; and by his sorceries all nations are deceived, 2 Thessalonians 2:10.

(o) "judicium", Pagninns, Montanus, Mercerus, Cocceius, Gejerus. 5. thoughts—or, "purposes."

are right—literally, "are judgment," that is, true decisions.

counsels—(Compare Pr 11:14).

deceit—contrary to truth and honesty.12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
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