New Living Translation
If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.
King James Bible
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
Darby Bible Translation
Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.
World English Bible
Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
Young's Literal Translation
Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
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Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.
Don't plot harm against your neighbor, for those who live nearby trust you.
The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.
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