Proverbs 21:10
New International Version
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

New Living Translation
Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

English Standard Version
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Berean Study Bible
The soul of the wicked man craves evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

King James Bible
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

New King James Version
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

New American Standard Bible
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor is shown no compassion in his eyes.

NASB 1995
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

NASB 1977
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Amplified Bible
The soul of the wicked desires evil [like an addictive substance]; His neighbor finds no compassion in his eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
A wicked person desires evil; he has no consideration for his neighbor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wicked person desires evil; he has no consideration for his neighbor.

American Standard Version
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The soul of the evil is not apparent to the eyes of his neighbors.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The soul of the ungodly shall not be pitied by any man.

Contemporary English Version
Evil people want to do wrong, even to their friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.

English Revised Version
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Good News Translation
Wicked people are always hungry for evil; they have no mercy on anyone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mind of a wicked person desires evil and has no consideration for his neighbor.

International Standard Version
The soul of the wicked craves evil; he extends no mercy to his neighbor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The soul of the wicked desireth evil; His neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Literal Standard Version
The soul of the wicked has desired evil, his neighbor is not gracious in his eyes.

NET Bible
The appetite of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.

New Heart English Bible
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

World English Bible
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The King's Heart
9Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 10The soul of the wicked man craves evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. 11When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; and when a wise man is instructed, he acquires knowledge.…

Cross References
Psalm 52:3
You love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking truth. Selah

Proverbs 2:14
from those who enjoy doing evil and rejoice in the twistedness of evil,

Proverbs 12:12
The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.

Proverbs 14:21
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who shows kindness to the poor.

Proverbs 21:9
Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife.


Treasury of Scripture

The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

soul

Proverbs 3:29
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

Proverbs 12:12
The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

findeth no favour

Proverbs 21:13
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

1 Samuel 25:8-11
Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David…

Psalm 112:5,9
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion…









(10) His neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.--The wicked must have whatever he has set his heart upon, however much trouble and sorrow he may cause to his neighbour thereby.

Verse 10. - The soul of the wicked desireth veil. A wicked man cannot rest without planning and wishing for some new evil thing. Nothing is safe from his malignant activity (comp. Proverbs 4:16; Proverbs 10:23). His neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes (Isaiah 13:18; Isaiah 26:10). He does not look with pity on friend or neighbour, if they stand in the way of the gratification of his desires; he will sacrifice any one, however closely connected, so that he may work his will. Nothing makes a man more atrociously selfish and hard-hearted than vice (see Proverbs 12:10, and the note there). The LXX. takes the sentence in a passive sense, "The soul of the ungodly shall not be pitied by any one." They who have no pity for others shall meet with no pity themselves; while, on the other hand, the Lord says, "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy" (Matthew 5:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The soul
נֶ֣פֶשׁ (ne·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of the wicked
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

craves
אִוְּתָה־ (’iw·wə·ṯāh-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 183: To incline, desire

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

his neighbor
רֵעֵֽהוּ׃ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

finds no favor
יֻחַ֖ן (yu·ḥan)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

in his eyes.
בְּעֵינָ֣יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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