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.
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
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
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.
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die.
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
"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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