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.
Proverbs 15:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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."
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LibraryGod, 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 …
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But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
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.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
"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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