KJV LexiconThey that are of a froward
distorted; hence, false -- crooked, froward, perverse.
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect
something disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol -- abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
to the LORD
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
but such as are upright
without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright(-ly), whole.
in their way
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
are his delight
delight (especially as shown) -- (be) acceptable(-ance, -ed), delight, desire, favour, (good) pleasure, (own, self, voluntary) will, as...(what) would.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.
King James Bible
They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD, but those with blameless conduct are His delight.
International Standard Version
Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.
The LORD abhors those who are perverse in heart, but those who are blameless in their ways are his delight.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah despises the perverse heart and he delights in those who are without blemish in the way.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Devious people are disgusting to the LORD, but he is delighted with those whose ways are innocent.
King James 2000 Bible
They that are of a perverse heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
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