Proverbs 12:5
New International Version
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

New Living Translation
The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

English Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Berean Study Bible
The plans of the righteous are just, but the counsel of the wicked leads to deceit.

New American Standard Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

King James Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Christian Standard Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked is deceitful.

Contemporary English Version
Good people have kind thoughts, but you should never trust the advice of someone evil.

Good News Translation
Honest people will treat you fairly; the wicked only want to deceive you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.

International Standard Version
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

NET Bible
The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

New Heart English Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The purposes of the righteous are justice, and the way of life of the evil is deceit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thoughts of righteous people are fair. The advice of wicked people is treacherous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The thoughts of the righteous are right; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

New American Standard 1977
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The thoughts of the righteous are upright, but the astuteness of the wicked is deceit.

King James 2000 Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

American King James Version
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

American Standard Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just; But the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are true judgments; but ungodly men devise deceits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Darby Bible Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

English Revised Version
The thoughts of the righteous are just: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Webster's Bible Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

World English Bible
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

Young's Literal Translation
The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
4A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones. 5The plans of the righteous are just, but the counsel of the wicked leads to deceit. 6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:4
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones.

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Treasury of Scripture

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Proverbs 11:23
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Psalm 119:15
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

counsels

Psalm 12:2,3
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak…

Psalm 36:2-4
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful…

Psalm 41:6,7
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it







Lexicon
The plans
מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת (maḥ·šə·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

of the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

are just,
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

[but] the counsel
תַּחְבֻּל֖וֹת (taḥ·bu·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8458: Steerage, guidance, a plan

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

leads to deceit.
מִרְמָֽה׃ (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery
(5) The thoughts of the righteous are right.--Or, justice. (Comp. Matthew 12:35.)

Verse 5. - The thoughts of the righteous are right; literally, judgments; i.e. just and fair, much more then words and actions. St. Gregory ('Mor. in Job,' lib. 25) takes another view, seeing in "judgments" the stings of conscience, and a rehearsal of the day of account. "The righteous," he says, "approach the secret chambers of the Judge in the recesses of their own hearts; they consider how smartly he smites at last, who long patiently bears with them. They are afraid for the sins which they remember they have committed; and they punish by their tears the faults which they know they have perpetrated. They dread the searching judgments of God, even in those sins which perchance they cannot discover in themselves. And in this secret chamber of inward judgment, constrained by the sentence of their own conduct, they chasten with penitence that which they have committed through pride" (Oxford transl.). But the counsels of the wicked - which they offer to others - are deceit. The mere "thoughts" are contrasted with the mature, expressed "counsels" Septuagint, "The wicked steer (κυβερνῶσι) deceits." (For "counsels," see notes, Proverbs 1:5 and Proverbs 20:18.) 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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