Proverbs 21:15
Good News Translation
When justice is done, good people are happy, but evil people are brought to despair.

Contemporary English Version
When justice is done, good citizens are glad and crooks are terrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.

joy

Job 29:12-17 Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper. . . .

Psalm 40:8 That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:16,92 I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:12 And I have known that there was no better thing than to rejoice, and to do well in this life.

Isaiah 64:5 Thou hast met him that rejoiceth, and doth justice: in thy ways they shall remember thee: behold thou art angry, and we have sinned: in them we have been always, and we shall be saved.

John 4:34 Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

Romans 7:22 For I am delighted with the law of God, according to the inward man:

destruction

Proverbs 21:12 The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.

Proverbs 5:20 The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.

Proverbs 10:29 The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Matthew 13:41,42 The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. . . .

Luke 13:27,28 And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. . . .

Context
The King's Heart
14A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath. 15It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.16A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:29
The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.

Proverbs 21:16
A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.

Additional Translations
Justice executed is a joy to the righteous, but a terror to the workers of iniquity.It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

It is the joy of the righteous to do judgment: but a holy man is abominable with evil-doers.

It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.

It is joy to the righteous to do judgment; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

To do justice is joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
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