Proverbs 18:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.

New Living Translation
Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

English Standard Version
When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace.

New American Standard Bible
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

King James Bible
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a wicked man comes, contempt also does, and along with dishonor, disgrace.

International Standard Version
When an evil person comes, contempt also comes, along with dishonor and disgrace.

NET Bible
When a wicked person arrives, contempt shows up with him, and with shame comes a reproach.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when an evil one comes to the depths of evils, madness, dishonor and reproach come upon him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and insult comes along with disgrace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with him who dishonours, reproach.

King James 2000 Bible
When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with dishonor comes reproach.

American King James Version
When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

American Standard Version
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy cometh reproach.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked man when he is come into the depth of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.

Darby Bible Translation
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

English Revised Version
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy cometh reproach.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

World English Bible
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

Young's Literal Translation
With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:1 If we would get knowledge and grace, we must try all methods of improving ourselves. 2. Those make nothing to purpose, of learning or religion, whose only design is to have something to make a show with. 3. As soon as sin entered, shame followed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt. The contempt here spoken of is not that with which the sinner is regarded, but that which he himself learns to feel for all that is pure and good and lovely (Psalm 31:18). As the LXX. interprets, "When the wicked cometh into the depth of evil, he despiseth," he turns a despiser. So the Vulgate. Going forward in evil, adding sin to sin, he end by casting all shame aside, deriding the Law Divine and human, and saying in his heart, "There is no God." St. Gregory, "As he who is plunged into a well is confined to the bottom of it; so would the mind fall in, and remain, as it were, at the bottom, if, after having once fallen, it were to confine itself within any measure of sin. But when it cannot be contented with the sin into which it has fallen, while it is daily plunging into worse offences, it finds, as it were, no bottom to the well into which it has fallen, on which to rest. For there would be a bottom to the well, if there were any bounds to his sin. Whence it is well said, 'When a sinner hath come into the lowest depth of sins, he contemneth.' For he puts by returning, because he has no hope that he can be forgiven. But when he sins still more through despair, he withdraws, as it were, the bottom from the well, so as to find therein no resting place" ('Moral.,' 26:69, Oxford transl.). Even the heathen could see this terrible consequence. Thus Juvenal is quoted ('Sat.,' 13:240, etc.) -

"Nam quis
Peccandi finem posuit sibi? quando receipt
Ejectum semel attrita de fronte ruborem?
Quisnam hominum est, quem tu contentum videris uno
Flagitio?"
And with ignominy cometh reproach. Here again it is not the reproach suffered by the sinner that is meant (as in Proverbs 11:2), but the abuse which he heaps on others who strive to impede him in his evil courses. All that he says or does brings disgrace, and he is always ready to revue any who are better than himself. Both the Septuagint and the Vulgate make the wicked man the victim instead of the actor, thus: "but upon him there cometh disgrace and reproach." The Hebrew does not well admit this interpretation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt,.... When he comes into the world, as Aben Ezra; as soon as he is born, he is liable to contempt, being born in sin; but this is true of all: rather, as the Vulgate Latin, and with which the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions agree, when he cometh into the depth of sin, or to the height of his wickedness; he commences a scoffer at, and condemner of all that is good: when he comes into the house of God, it may be said, "there comes contempt"; for he comes not to hear the word, in order to receive any profit by it, but to contemn it, and the ministers of it;

and with ignominy reproach: or, "with the ignominious man reproach" (l): he that despises all that is good, and treats divine things in a ludicrous way, will not spare to reproach the best of men, and speak evil of them falsely, for the sake of religion. Or the meaning of the whole is, that wicked men, sooner or later, come into contempt, ignominy, and reproach, themselves; they that despise the Lord are lightly esteemed by him; and a vile person is contemned in the eyes of a good man: such bring shame and disgrace upon themselves and families while they live; and, when they die, they are laid in the grave with dishonour; an infamy rests upon their memories, and they wilt rise to everlasting shame and contempt.

(l) "viro ignominioso, venit opprobriunu", Pagninus; "cum ignominioso probrum", Junis & Tremeilius; "cum probroso opprobrium", Schultens, so Vatablus, Mercerus, Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. So surely are sin and punishment connected (Pr 16:4).

wicked, for "wickedness," answers to

ignominy, or the state of such; and

contempt, the feeling of others to them; and to

reproach, a manifestation of contempt.

Proverbs 18:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
2A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. 3When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn. 4The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:2
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:4
The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
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