Proverbs 16:5
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New International Version
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

New Living Translation
The LORD detests the proud; they will surely be punished.

English Standard Version
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

New American Standard Bible
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

King James Bible
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

International Standard Version
The LORD detests those who are proud; truly they will not go unpunished.

NET Bible
The LORD abhors every arrogant person; rest assured that they will not go unpunished.

New Heart English Bible
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: they shall certainly not be unpunished.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everyone that is exalted in his heart is defiled before Lord Jehovah, and he that stretches his hand against his neighbor will not be spared from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone with a conceited heart is disgusting to the LORD. Certainly, [such a person]will not go unpunished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; My hand upon it! he shall not be unpunished.

New American Standard 1977
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
            Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; the covenant that he makes, shall not be without chastening.

King James 2000 Bible
Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though they join hand in hand, none shall be unpunished.

American King James Version
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

American Standard Version
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah: Though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent. The beginning of a good way is to do justice; and this is more acceptable with God, than to offer sacrifices.

Darby Bible Translation
Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent.

English Revised Version
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

World English Bible
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: they shall certainly not be unpunished.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah is every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
4The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. 5Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. 6By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:29
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:6
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Jeremiah 13:15
Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the LORD has spoken.
Treasury of Scripture

Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

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Proverbs 6:16,17 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him…

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the …

Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

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Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but …

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Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the …

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his …

Romans 2:8,9 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but …

(5) Though hand join in hand.--See Note on Proverbs 11:21.

Verse 5. - (For the first member, see Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 8:13.) Says the maxim -

Ἀλαζονείας οὔ τις ἐκφεύγει δίκην

"Pride hath its certain punishment." We read in the Talmud, "Of every proud man God says, He and I cannot live in the world together." A mediaeval jingle runs -

"Hoc retine verbum, frangit Deus omne superbum." Septuagint, "Impure in the sight of God is every high-hearted man (ὑψηλοκάρδιος)." The second member is found in Proverbs 11:21, and must be taken as a form of adjuration. Septuagint, "Putting hands on hand unjustly, he shall not be innocent;" i.e. one who acts violently and unjustly shall be held guilty - which seems a trite truism. Many commentators interpret the clause as if it meant that the cooperation and combination of sinners in evil practices will not save them from retribution. But hand clasping hand in token of completing a bargain or alliance is scarcely an early Oriental custom. There is an analogous saying in Greek which implies mutual assistance -

Ξεὶρ χεῖρα νίπτει δακτυλός τε δάκτυλον

"Hand washes hand, and finger finger." The LXX. has here two distiches, the first of which occurs in the Vulgate, but the second is not found there. Neither appears in our present Hebrew text. "The beginning of the good way is to do what is just; this is more acceptable to God than to sacrifice sacrifices. He who seeketh the Lord shall find knowledge with righteousness; and they who seek him rightly alkali find peace." Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord,.... Though he may dissemble his pride, and not discover it in his looks, by his words and gestures; yet the Lord sees and knows the heart, the naughtiness of it, and the pride that is in it: and only a proud look, but a proud heart, is abominable to him: everyone that is so arrogant as to arraign the decrees of God, and quarrel with him about them, to whom the apostle says, "Nay, but, O man", O proud vain man, "who art thou, that repliest against God?" Romans 9:19; every proud Pharisee, that trusts in himself that he is righteous, and despises others, that justifies himself before men, is an abomination in the sight of God, Luke 18:9; particularly antichrist, who has not only a proud look, a look more stout than his fellows, but a proud heart; exalts himself above all that is called God; and not only speaks big words against the most High, but has it in his heart to change times and laws; and proudly imagines he shall always continue in his grandeur and prosperity, Daniel 7:25;

though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished; though he endeavours with both hands, with all his might and main, to secure himself and prevent his ruin, he shall not be able to do it; though he enters into confederacy with, and calls in the kings of the earth to his assistance, it will be of no avail, both he and they shall be destroyed; or out of hand, immediately, his destruction will come upon him, Revelation 16:14; See Gill on Proverbs 11:21; The Targum is,

"from evil he shall not be cleared;''

and the Syriac version,

"he that stretcheth out his hand against his neighbour shall not be cleared from evil.'' 5. (Compare Pr 3:32).16:4. God makes use of the wicked to execute righteous vengeance on each other; and he will be glorified by their destruction at last. 5. Though sinners strengthen themselves and one another, they shall not escape God's judgments. 6. By the mercy and truth of God in Christ Jesus, the sins of believers are taken away, and the power of sin is broken. 7. He that has all hearts in his hand, can make a man's enemies to be at peace with him. 8. A small estate, honestly come by, will turn to better account than a great estate ill-gotten. 9. If men make God's glory their end, and his will their rule, he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace. 10. Let kings and judges of the earth be just, and rule in the fear of God. 11. To observe justice in dealings between man and man is God's appointment.
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