New Living Translation
a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong,
King James Bible
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Darby Bible Translation
a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;
World English Bible
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,
Young's Literal Translation
A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --
Proverbs 6:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:18 Deviseth - He whose practice it is to contrive wickedness. Swift - Such as greedily execute their wicked designs.
LibraryThe Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake, …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
In Death and after Death
"They rush to commit murder.
The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.
They rush to commit evil deeds. They hurry to commit murder.
For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble.
Their feet run to do evil, and they rush to commit murder. They think only about sinning. Misery and destruction always follow them.
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