Proverbs 12:8
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English Standard Version
A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.

King James Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

American Standard Version
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.

English Revised Version
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 A good man obtaineth favour with Jahve,

   But the man of wicked devices He condemns.

He who is an אישׁ מזמּות (Proverbs 14:17, cf. Psalm 37:7) is defined in Proverbs 24:8 : he is a man of devices, namely, that are wicked, one who contrives evil against his neighbour. The meaning of the subject-conception טוב is defined according to this, although in itself also it is clear, for טוב, used of God (e.g., Psalm 73:1; Psalm 86:5) and of men (Proverbs 13:22; Proverbs 14:14), denotes the good (bonus) in the sense of the benevolent (benignus); the Scripture truths, that God is love, that love is the essence of goodness and is the fulfilling of the law, are so conformed to reason, that they stamp themselves as immediate component parts of the human consciousness. A טוב is thus a man who acts according to the ruling motive of self-sacrificing love; such an one obtains (vid., on יפיק, educit equals adipiscitur, at Proverbs 3:13) the favour of God, He is and shows Himself kind to him, while on the contrary He condemns the wicked intriguer. Hitzig translates: the former of intrigues is punishable (as the Syr.: is condemned; Targ.: his contrivance is shattered to pieces); but to become a רשׁע equals reus הרשׁיע does not denote, but either to practise רשׁע, Job 34:12, or to set forth as רשׁע equals to condemn, Isaiah 50:9. Taken in the former signification (Jerome, impie agit), a declaration is made which is not needed, since the moral badness already lies in the reference of the subject: thus ירשׁיע will be used also of Jahve. In proof that the poet did not need to say ואת־אישׁ, Zckler rightly points to Proverbs 10:6; Job 22:29.

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Cross References
Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 12:9
Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.

Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

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