Proverbs 15:9
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New International Version
The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

King James Bible
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Darby Bible Translation
The way of a wicked [man] is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth.

World English Bible
The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah is the way of the wicked, And whoso is pursuing righteousness He loveth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination - Even the most sedulous attendance on the ordinances of God, and pert ormance of the ceremonies of religion, is an abomination to the Lord, if the heart be not right with him, and the observance do not flow from a principle of pure devotion. No religious acts will do in place of holiness to the Lord.

The prayer of the upright is his delight - What a motive to be upright; and what a motive to the upright to pray! But who is the upright? The man who is weary of sin, and sincerely desires the salvation of God; as well as he who has already received a measure of that salvation. Hence it is said in the next verse, "He loveth him that followeth after righteousness."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the way

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 21:4,8 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin...

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 146:8,9 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous...

Matthew 7:13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh...

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

he loveth

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

Isaiah 51:1,7 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn...

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land--your grain, new wine and olive oil--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Proverbs 15:10
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn;

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