Proverbs 14:22
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New International Version
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

New Living Translation
If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.

English Standard Version
Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.

New American Standard Bible
Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

King James Bible
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't those who plan evil go astray? But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

International Standard Version
Won't those who plot evil go astray? But gracious love and truth are for those who plan what is good.

NET Bible
Do not those who devise evil go astray? But those who plan good exhibit faithful covenant love.

New Heart English Bible
Do they not go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil go astray doing evil, and the compassionate and righteous ones do all good things; evildoers do not understand mercy and faith, but compassion and faith are with doers of good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't those who stray plan what is evil, while those who are merciful and faithful plan what is good?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall they not go astray that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be for them that devise good.

New American Standard 1977
Will they not go astray who devise evil?
            But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do they not err that meditate upon evil? but those that meditate upon good shall attain mercy and truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

American King James Version
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

American Standard Version
Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth'shall be to them that devise good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things.

Darby Bible Translation
Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.

English Revised Version
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

World English Bible
Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
21He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. 22Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good. 23In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.…
Cross References
Psalm 36:4
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:29
Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you.

Proverbs 12:2
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

Proverbs 14:23
In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 24:8
One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.
Treasury of Scripture

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

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Proverbs 22:17 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your …

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices …

Isaiah 32:7,8 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices …

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Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has …

Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his …

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which …

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

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Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your …

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