Proverbs 29:27
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New International Version
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

New Living Translation
The righteous despise the unjust; the wicked despise the godly.

English Standard Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

King James Bible
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

International Standard Version
The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.

NET Bible
An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil man is defiled to the righteous, and the right way is defiled to the evil ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An unjust person is disgusting to righteous people. A decent person is disgusting to wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous,
            And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.



Jubilee Bible 2000
An unjust man is an abomination to the just, and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

American King James Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

American Standard Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just abhor the wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.

Darby Bible Translation
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked [man].

English Revised Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous: and he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

World English Bible
A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to the righteous is the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked is the upright in the way!

Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
26Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD. 27An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
Cross References
Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:9
Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.

John 15:18
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.

John 17:14
I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

1 John 3:13
So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.

Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

Psalm 139:22
I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.

Proverbs 12:8
A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.
Treasury of Scripture

An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

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

Psalm 119:115 Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Psalm 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 15:17-19,23 These things I command you, that you love one another…

1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you.

Verse 27. - An unjust man is an abomination to the just. This great moral contrast, marked and universal, is a fitting close of the book. The word "abomination" (toebah) occurs more than twenty times in the Proverbs; it is appropriate here because the good man looks upon the sinner as the enemy of God, as the psalmist says, "Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them thine enemies" (Psalm 139:21, etc.). He that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked; because he is a standing reproach to him, and by every tone and look and action seems to express his condemnation (see on Proverbs 21:15, and the Septuagint Version there; and comp. 1 Kings 21:20: Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 8:34; John 15:19). Septuagint, "A direct way is an abomination to the lawless." The Vulgate ends the chapter with a paragraph which is found in some manuscripts of the Septuagint after Proverbs 24:22 (where see note), Verbum custodiens filius extra perditionem erit.



An unjust man is an abomination to the just,.... Not his person, but his actions, his unrighteous actions, his ungodly life and conversation; which a man, holy, just, and good, loathes and abhors, and cannot forbear expressing his abhorrence of; and therefore shuns his company, and will have no fellowship with him. And, on the other hand,

he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked; that man that is upright in heart and life, that walks according to the rule of the divine word, in the path of holiness, in the way of truth and righteousness, he is abhorred by a wicked man; he cannot have any pleasure in his company; he is under some awe and restraint which is disagreeable to him; and he cannot bear the reproofs he gives him; besides, if he is silent, his whole life and conversation carries in it a tacit reproof, conviction, and condemnation of him. There always has been a mutual enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, Genesis 3:15. 27. (Compare Pr 3:32). On last clause, compare Pr 29:16; Ps 37:12. 29:26. The wisest course is, to look to God, and seek the favour of the Ruler of rulers; for every creature is that to us which God makes it to be. 27. The just man abhors the sins of the wicked, and shuns their company. Christ exposed the wickedness of men, yet prayed for the wicked when they were crucifying him. Hatred to sin in ourselves and others, is a needful branch of the Christian temper. But all that are unholy, have rooted hatred to godliness.
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