Proverbs 12:2
New International Version
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.

New Living Translation
The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

English Standard Version
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.

Berean Study Bible
The good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a man who devises evil.

New American Standard Bible
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

King James Bible
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Christian Standard Bible
One who is good obtains favor from the LORD, but he condemns a person who schemes.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD likes everyone who lives right, but he punishes everyone who makes evil plans.

Good News Translation
The LORD is pleased with good people, but condemns those who plan evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The good person obtains favor from the LORD, but He condemns a man who schemes.

International Standard Version
The good person will gain favor from the LORD, but the man who plots evil will be condemned by him.

NET Bible
A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a person with wicked schemes.

New Heart English Bible
A good man shall obtain favor from the LORD, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It will be well for the man who keeps the will of Lord Jehovah and an evil man will be condemned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns everyone who schemes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A good man shall obtain favour of the LORD; But a man of wicked devices will He condemn.

New American Standard 1977
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The good man shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn.

King James 2000 Bible
A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked intentions will he condemn.

American King James Version
A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

American Standard Version
A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that has found favour with the Lord is made better; but a transgressor shall be passed over in silence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord : but he that trusteth in his own devices doth wickedly.

Darby Bible Translation
A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn.

English Revised Version
A good man shall obtain favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good man obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of wicked devices he will condemn.

World English Bible
A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

Young's Literal Translation
The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. 2The good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a man who devises evil. 3A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:3
Absalom would say, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king has no deputy to hear you."

Proverbs 3:4
Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD;

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who contrive evil go astray? But those who plan goodness find loving devotion and truth.

Treasury of Scripture

A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

good

Proverbs 8:35
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

Psalm 112:5
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

a man

Proverbs 1:31
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 6:18
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Psalm 9:15
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.







Lexicon
The good [man]
ט֗וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

obtains
יָפִ֣יק (yā·p̄îq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6329: To issue, furnish, to secure, to succeed

favor
רָ֭צוֹן (rā·ṣō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will

from the LORD,
מֵיְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

but [the LORD] condemns
יַרְשִֽׁיעַ׃ (yar·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

a man
וְאִ֖ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who devises evil.
מְזִמּ֣וֹת (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good
(2) A good man.--The corresponding phrase, "a man of wicked devices," i.e., who plots against his neighbour, fixes the sense of "good" as signifying "benevolent" (comp. Psalm 73:1); and for the sentiment, Luke 6:35.

Verse 2. - A good man. The word is general, the particular virtue intended being often modified by the context. In view of the contrast in the second clause, it means here "pure," "straightforward." having a heart free from evil thoughts. As the psalm says, "Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are pure in heart" (Psalm 73:1). Obtaineth favour of the Lord (Proverbs 8:35); Septuagint, "Better is he who findeth favour from the Lord." A man of wicked devices (Proverbs 14:17); one whose thoughts are perverse and artful. Will he - Jehovah - condemn; Vulgate, "He who trusts to his imaginations doeth wickedly;" Septuagint, "A man that is a sinner shall be passed over in silence (παρασιωπηθήσεται)." 12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
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