Proverbs 14:2
New International Version
Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

New Living Translation
Those who follow the right path fear the LORD; those who take the wrong path despise him.

English Standard Version
Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

Berean Study Bible
He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.

New American Standard Bible
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.

King James Bible
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises him.

Contemporary English Version
By living right, you show that you respect the LORD; by being deceitful, you show that you despise him.

Good News Translation
Be honest and you show that you have reverence for the LORD; be dishonest and you show that you do not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.

International Standard Version
Someone whose conduct is upright fears the LORD, but whoever is devious in his ways despises him.

NET Bible
The one who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is perverted in his ways despises him.

New Heart English Bible
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that walks in uprightness is in awe of Lord Jehovah and he that is shifty in his way despises him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever lives right fears the LORD, but a person who is devious in his ways despises him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth Him.

New American Standard 1977
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is crooked in his ways despises Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

King James 2000 Bible
He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

American King James Version
He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

American Standard Version
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that walks uprightly fears the Lord; but he that is perverse in his ways shall be dishonoured.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way.

Darby Bible Translation
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways despiseth him.

English Revised Version
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

World English Bible
He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
Study Bible
The Wise Woman
1Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 2He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him. 3The proud speech of a fool brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:15
whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.

Proverbs 19:1
Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Proverbs 28:6
Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a rich man whose ways are perverse.

Treasury of Scripture

He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

that walketh

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

1 Kings 3:6
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

but

Proverbs 11:12
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Job 12:4
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Psalm 123:3,4
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt…







Lexicon
He who walks
הוֹלֵ֣ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in uprightness
בְּ֭יָשְׁרוֹ (bə·yā·šə·rōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3476: Straightness, uprightness

fears
יְרֵ֣א (yə·rê)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3373: Fearing, reverent

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but the one who is devious
וּנְל֖וֹז (ū·nə·lō·wz)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3868: To turn aside, to depart, be perverse

in his ways
דְּרָכָ֣יו (də·rā·ḵāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

despises Him.
בּוֹזֵֽהוּ׃ (bō·w·zê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 959: To disesteem
(2) He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord.--Rather, He who fears the Lord walketh in his uprightness. (Comp. John 14:21.) And likewise, "he that despiseth Him is perverse in his ways." The fear of God and its absence are clearly seen in the outward conduct.

Verse 2. - He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord. So the Septuagint. He who lives an upright life does so because he fears the Lord; and his holy conversation is an evidence that he is influenced by religious motives. The outward conduct shows the inward feeling. So he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him - the Lord. A man is evil in his actions because he has cast off the fear of God; and such wickedness is a proof that he has lost all reverence for God and care to please him. Delitzsch renders, "He walketh in his uprightness who feareth Jahve, and perverse in his ways is he that despiseth him;" i.e. the conduct of the two shows the way in which they severally regard God and religion, the former acting conscientiously and uprightly, the latter following his own lusts, which lead him astray. Either interpretation is admissible. Septuagint, "He that walketh in crooked ways (σκολιάζων ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτοῦ) shall he dishonoured." The Vulgate gives quite a different turn to the sentence, "He who walketh in the right way and feareth the Lord is despised by him who pursueth the path of shame." This intimates the hatred which sinners feel for the godly (comp. Job 12:4; and especially Wisd. 2:10-20; and our Lord's warning, John 15:18-21). 14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
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