Proverbs 18:3
New International Version
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.

New Living Translation
Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

English Standard Version
When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace.

Berean Study Bible
With a wicked man comes contempt as well, and shame is accompanied by disgrace.

King James Bible
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

New King James Version
When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes reproach.

New American Standard Bible
When a wicked person comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes taunting.

NASB 1995
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

NASB 1977
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes reproach.

Amplified Bible
When the wicked man comes [to the depth of evil], contempt [of all that is pure and good] also comes, And with inner baseness (dishonor) comes outer shame (scorn).

Christian Standard Bible
When a wicked person comes, contempt also comes, and along with dishonor, derision.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a wicked man comes, contempt also does, and along with dishonor, disgrace.

American Standard Version
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy cometh reproach.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when an evil one comes to the depths of evils, madness, dishonor and reproach come upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When an ungodly man comes into a depth of evils, he despises them; but dishonour and reproach come upon him.

Contemporary English Version
Wrongdoing leads to shame and disgrace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked man when he is come into the depth of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.

English Revised Version
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy cometh reproach.

Good News Translation
Sin and shame go together. Lose your honor, and you will get scorn in its place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and insult comes along with disgrace.

International Standard Version
When an evil person comes, contempt also comes, along with dishonor and disgrace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy reproach.

Literal Standard Version
Contempt has also come with the coming of the wicked, And with shame—reproach.

NET Bible
When a wicked person arrives, contempt shows up with him, and with shame comes a reproach.

New Heart English Bible
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

World English Bible
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

Young's Literal Translation
With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
2A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in airing his opinions. 3With a wicked man comes contempt as well, and shame is accompanied by disgrace. 4The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.…

Cross References
Proverbs 18:2
A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in airing his opinions.

Proverbs 18:4
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.


Treasury of Scripture

When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 22:10
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

Proverbs 29:16
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.









(3) When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt.--Comp. the whole burden of Psalms 106, that sorrow and shame follow sin.

Verse 3. - When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt. The contempt here spoken of is not that with which the sinner is regarded, but that which he himself learns to feel for all that is pure and good and lovely (Psalm 31:18). As the LXX. interprets, "When the wicked cometh into the depth of evil, he despiseth," he turns a despiser. So the Vulgate. Going forward in evil, adding sin to sin, he end by casting all shame aside, deriding the Law Divine and human, and saying in his heart, "There is no God." St. Gregory, "As he who is plunged into a well is confined to the bottom of it; so would the mind fall in, and remain, as it were, at the bottom, if, after having once fallen, it were to confine itself within any measure of sin. But when it cannot be contented with the sin into which it has fallen, while it is daily plunging into worse offences, it finds, as it were, no bottom to the well into which it has fallen, on which to rest. For there would be a bottom to the well, if there were any bounds to his sin. Whence it is well said, 'When a sinner hath come into the lowest depth of sins, he contemneth.' For he puts by returning, because he has no hope that he can be forgiven. But when he sins still more through despair, he withdraws, as it were, the bottom from the well, so as to find therein no resting place" ('Moral.,' 26:69, Oxford transl.). Even the heathen could see this terrible consequence. Thus Juvenal is quoted ('Sat.,' 13:240, etc.) -

"Nam quis
Peccandi finem posuit sibi? quando receipt
Ejectum semel attrita de fronte ruborem?
Quisnam hominum est, quem tu contentum videris uno
Flagitio?"
And with ignominy cometh reproach. Here again it is not the reproach suffered by the sinner that is meant (as in Proverbs 11:2), but the abuse which he heaps on others who strive to impede him in his evil courses. All that he says or does brings disgrace, and he is always ready to revue any who are better than himself. Both the Septuagint and the Vulgate make the wicked man the victim instead of the actor, thus: "but upon him there cometh disgrace and reproach." The Hebrew does not well admit this interpretation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With a wicked [man]
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

comes
בְּֽבוֹא־ (bə·ḇō·w-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

contempt
בּ֑וּז (būz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 937: Disrespect

as well,
גַם־ (ḡam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

and shame
קָל֥וֹן (qā·lō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7036: Disgrace, the pudenda

is accompanied by
וְֽעִם־ (wə·‘im-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

disgrace.
חֶרְפָּֽה׃ (ḥer·pāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda


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