Proverbs 15:9
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English Standard Version
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.

King James Bible
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

American Standard Version
The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.

English Revised Version
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD; but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Proverbs 15:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 The eyes of Jahve are in every place,

   Observing the evil and the good.

The connection of the dual עינים with the plur. of the adjective, which does not admit of a dual, is like Proverbs 6:17, cf. 18. But the first line is a sentence by itself, to which the second line gives a closer determination, as showing how the eyes of God are everywhere (cf. 2 Chronicles 16:9, after Zechariah 4:10) abroad over the whole earth, viz., beholding with penetrating look the evil and the good (צפה, to hold to, to observe, cf. ἐπιβλέποντες, Sir. 23:19), i.e., examining men whether they are good or evil, and keeping them closely before His eyes, so that nothing escapes him. This universal inspection, this omniscience of God, has an alarming but also a comforting side. The proverb seeks first to warn, therefore it speaks first of the evil.

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the way

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 21:4,8 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin...

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 146:8,9 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous...

Matthew 7:13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh...

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

he loveth

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

Isaiah 51:1,7 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn...

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Psalm 139:24
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 15:10
There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die.

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.

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