Proverbs 2:14
New International Version
who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

New Living Translation
They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.

English Standard Version
who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,

Berean Study Bible
from those who enjoy doing evil and rejoice in the twistedness of evil,

New American Standard Bible
Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

King James Bible
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Christian Standard Bible
from those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversion,

Contemporary English Version
Most of all they enjoy being mean and deceitful.

Good News Translation
those who find pleasure in doing wrong and who enjoy senseless evil,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
from those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversion,

International Standard Version
who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil;

NET Bible
who delight in doing evil, they rejoice in perverse evil;

New Heart English Bible
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they rejoice to do evil and they rejoice in the lifestyle of the evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
from those who enjoy doing evil, from those who find joy in the deviousness of evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the frowardness of evil;

New American Standard 1977
Who delight in doing evil, And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who rejoice to do evil and delight in wicked perversion,

King James 2000 Bible
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of the wicked;

American King James Version
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

American Standard Version
Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who rejoice in evils, and delight in wicked perverseness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in most wicked things:

Darby Bible Translation
who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil;

English Revised Version
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of evil;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

World English Bible
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;

Young's Literal Translation
Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
13from those who leave the straight paths to walk in the ways of darkness, 14from those who enjoy doing evil and rejoice in the twistedness of evil, 15whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:23
The fool delights in shameful conduct, but a man of understanding has wisdom.

Proverbs 21:10
The soul of the wicked craves evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Jeremiah 11:15
What right has My beloved in My house, having carried out so many evil schemes? Can consecrated meat avert your doom, so that you can rejoice?

Treasury of Scripture

Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

rejoice

Proverbs 10:23
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Jeremiah 11:15
What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.

Habakkuk 1:15
They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

and

Hosea 7:3
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Luke 22:4,5
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them…

Romans 1:32
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.







Lexicon
from those who enjoy
הַ֭שְּׂמֵחִים (haś·śə·mê·ḥîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8056: Glad, joyful, merry

doing
לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

evil
רָ֑ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and rejoice
יָ֝גִ֗ילוּ (yā·ḡî·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1523: To spin round, rejoice, fear

in the twistedness
בְּֽתַהְפֻּכ֥וֹת (bə·ṯah·pu·ḵō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8419: Perversity, perverse thing

of evil,
רָֽע׃ (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(14) Delight in the frowardness of the wicked.--This positive taking pleasure in evil is mentioned by St. Paul (Romans 1:32) as the last stage of degradation.

Verse 14. - Who rejoice to do evil. Another element is here brought forward, and the description increases in intensity. The wicked not only rejoice to do evil themselves, but they exult when they hear of evil in others (cf. Romans 1:32). Such may be the interpretation, though the latter part, of the verse is capable of a different and more general rendering as signifying exultation in evil generally, whether it appears in themselves or others. The expression rendered in the Authorized Version, in the frowardness of the wicked, is in the original (בְּתַחְפֻכות רַע b'thah'pucoth ra), in the perverseness of evil, or in evil perverseness, where the combination of the two nouns serves to give force to the main idea, which is that of perverseness. This rendering is adopted in the LXX., ἐπὶ διαστροφῇ κακῇ, "in evil distortion;" in the Vulgate, in pessimis rebus; in the Targum, Syriac, and Arabic, in conversatione mala, "in a bad course of conduct;" and in the Targum, in malitiae perversione, "in the perversion of wickedness." It is not perverseness in its simple and common form that these men exult in. but in its worst and most vicious form (for a similar construction, see Proverbs 6:24; Proverbs 15:26; and Proverbs 28:5). How widely different is the conduct of charity, which "rejoiceth not in iniquity" (1 Corinthians 13:6)! 2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Jump to Previous
Delight Designs Evil Frowardness Joy Perverseness Perversity Pleasure Rejoice Rejoicing Sinner Wicked Wrong Wrongdoing
Jump to Next
Delight Designs Evil Frowardness Joy Perverseness Perversity Pleasure Rejoice Rejoicing Sinner Wicked Wrong Wrongdoing
Links
Proverbs 2:14 NIV
Proverbs 2:14 NLT
Proverbs 2:14 ESV
Proverbs 2:14 NASB
Proverbs 2:14 KJV

Proverbs 2:14 Bible Apps
Proverbs 2:14 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 2:14 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 2:14 French Bible
Proverbs 2:14 German Bible

Alphabetical: and delight doing evil in of perverseness perversity rejoice the who wrong

OT Poetry: Proverbs 2:14 Who rejoice to do evil and delight (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 2:13
Top of Page
Top of Page