Proverbs 21:15
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English Standard Version
When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:15 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The group now following extends to Proverbs 21:18, where a new one begins with a variation of its initial verse.

9 Better to sit on the pinnacle of a house-roof,

   Than a contentious wife and a house in common.

We have neither to supplement the second line: than with a contentious wife... (Symmachus, Theodotion, Jerome, Luther), nor: than that one have a contentious...; but the meaning is, that sitting on the roof-top better befits one, does better than a quarrelsome wife and a common house (rightly the Targ. and Venet.), i.e., in a common house; for the connecting together of the wife and the house by vav is a Semitic hendiadys, a juxtaposition of two ideas which our language would place in a relation of subordination (Fleischer). This hendiadys would, indeed, be scarcely possible if the idea of the married wife were attached to אושׁת; for that such an one has with her husband a "house of companionship, i.e., a common house," is self-evident. But may it not with equal right be understood of the imperious positive mother-in-law of a widower, a splenetic shrewish aunt, a sickly female neighbour disputing with all the world, and the like? A man must live together with his wife in so far as he does not divorce her; he must then escape from her; but a man may also be constrained by circumstances to live in a house with a quarrelsome mother-in-law, and such an one may, even during the life of his wife, and in spite of her affection, make his life so bitter that he would rather, in order that he might have rest, sit on the pinnacle or ridge of a house-roof. פּנּהּ is the battlement (Zephaniah 1:16) of the roof, the edge of the roof, or its summit; he who sits there does so not without danger, and is exposed to the storm, but that in contrast with the alternative is even to be preferred; he sits alone. Regarding the Chethı̂b מדינים, Kerı̂ מדינים, vid., at Proverbs 6:14; and cf. the figures of the "continual dropping" for the continual scolding of such a wife, embittering the life of her husband, Proverbs 19:13.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

joy

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:16,92 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Ecclesiastes 3:12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

Isaiah 64:5 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned...

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

destruction

Proverbs 21:12 The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.

Proverbs 5:20 And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

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

Matthew 13:41,42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend...

Luke 13:27,28 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not from where you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity...

Cross References
Proverbs 10:29
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.

Proverbs 21:16
One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead.

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