New International Version
who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
King James Bible
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Darby Bible Translation
who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil;
World English Bible
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;
Young's Literal Translation
Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man that speaketh froward things - תהפכות tahpuchoth, things of subverston; from תפך taphach, to turn or change the course of a thing. Men who wish to subvert the state of things, whether civil or religious; who are seditious themselves, and wish to make others so. These speak much of liberty and oppression, deal greatly in broad assertions, and endeavor especially to corrupt the minds of youth.
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PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
"What is my beloved doing in my temple as she, with many others, works out her evil schemes? Can consecrated meat avert your punishment? When you engage in your wickedness, then you rejoice."
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