New International Version
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.
King James Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Darby Bible Translation
A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.
World English Bible
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
Young's Literal Translation
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
Proverbs 12:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked are overthrown - Seldom does God give such a long life or numerous offspring.
But the house of the righteous shall stand - God blesses their progeny, and their families continue long in the earth; whereas the wicked seldom have many generations in a direct line. This is God's mercy, that the entail of iniquity may be in some sort cut off, so that the same vices may not be strengthened by successive generations. For generally the bad root produces not only a bad plant, but one worse than itself.
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LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.
The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
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