Proverbs 11:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The perverseעִקְּשֵׁי־
(ik·ke·shei-)
6141: twisted, pervertedfrom aqash
in heartלֵ֑ב
(lev;)
3820: inner man, mind, will, heartfrom the same as lebab
are an abominationתֹּועֲבַ֣ת
(to·v·'a·vat)
8441: abominationfrom an unused word
to the LORD,יְ֭הוָה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
But the blamelessתְּמִ֣ימֵי
(te·mi·mei)
8549: complete, soundfrom tamam
in [their] walkדָֽרֶךְ׃
(da·rech.)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
are His delight.וּ֝רְצֹונֹ֗ו
(u·re·tzo·v·nov)
7522: goodwill, favor, acceptance, willfrom ratsah







KJV Lexicon
They that are of a froward
`iqqesh  (ik-kashe')
distorted; hence, false -- crooked, froward, perverse.
heart
leb  (labe)
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect
are abomination
tow`ebah  (to-ay-baw')
something disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol -- abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
to the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
but such as are upright
tamiym  (taw-meem')
without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright(-ly), whole.
in their way
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
are his delight
ratsown  (raw-tsone')
delight (especially as shown) -- (be) acceptable(-ance, -ed), delight, desire, favour, (good) pleasure, (own, self, voluntary) will, as...(what) would.
Parallel Verses
New 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.

NET Bible
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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