Proverbs 21:12
New International Version
The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.

New Living Translation
The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked; he will bring disaster on them.

English Standard Version
The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he throws the wicked down to ruin.

Berean Study Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin.

New American Standard Bible
The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the wicked to ruin.

New King James Version
The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.

King James Bible
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

Christian Standard Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; he brings the wicked to ruin.

Contemporary English Version
God is always fair! He knows what the wicked do and will punish them.

Good News Translation
God, the righteous one, knows what goes on in the homes of the wicked, and he will bring the wicked down to ruin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin.

International Standard Version
The righteous God considers the house of the wicked, bringing the wicked to ruin.

NET Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; he overthrows the wicked to their ruin.

New Heart English Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Righteous One understands the heart of the evil, and he drives out the evil ones unto affliction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person wisely considers the house of a wicked person. He throws wicked people into disasters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The Righteous One considereth the house of the wicked; Overthrowing the wicked to their ruin.

New American Standard 1977
The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, Turning the wicked to ruin.

King James 2000 Bible
The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.

American King James Version
The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.

American Standard Version
The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A righteous man understands the hearts of the ungodly: and despises the ungodly for their wickedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the wicked to [their] ruin.

English Revised Version
The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked; how the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

World English Bible
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

Young's Literal Translation
The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is overthrowing the wicked for wickedness.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
11When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; and when a wise man is instructed, he acquires knowledge. 12The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin. 13Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too shall cry out and receive no answer.…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Proverbs 29:16
When the wicked thrive, rebellion increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.

Treasury of Scripture

The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.





Lexicon
The Righteous One
צַ֭דִּיק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

considers
מַשְׂכִּ֣יל (maś·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

the house
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

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

He brings
מְסַלֵּ֖ף (mə·sal·lêp̄)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5557: To twist, pervert, overturn

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

to ruin.
לָרָֽע׃ (lā·rā‘)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(12) The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked.--Rather, A Righteous one (God) marks the house of the wicked and overthroweth the wicked for (their) destruction. He watches the evil to see whether they will repent (Luke 13:8), and if they will not, at last overthrows them when their iniquity has become full (Genesis 15:16).

Verse 12. - The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. The Authorized Version introduces the words "but God" in order to eke out the sense desired; the Revised Version, for the same reason, has, "how the wicked are overthrown;" and both versions signify that the good man contemplates the fortunes and seeming prosperity of the wicked, and, looking to the end of these men, sees how hollow is their success and what a fatal issue awaits them. The Vulgate refers the passage to the zeal of the righteous for the salvation of sinners - a thought quite foreign to the present subject - thus: Excogitat justus de domo impii, ut detrahat impios a malo, "The righteous man reflects concerning the house of the wicked how he may deliver them from evil." The Hebrew is literally, A righteous one looketh on the house of the wicked: he precipitates the wicked to destruction. There is no change of subject in the two clauses, and "a righteous One" (tsaddik) is God, put indeterminately to excite the greater awe (comp. Job 34:17). The Lord keeps the sinners under his eye, that he may punish them at the fit moment (comp. Proverbs 22:12; Job 12:19). The notion of God's moral government of the universe prevails most strongly in every pronouncement of the writer. The LXX. interprets "the house" as heart and conscience, and renders, "A righteous man understands the hearts of the godless, and despises the impious in their wickednesses;" he sees through their outward felicity, knows well its unreality, and despises them for the low aims and pursuits which satisfy them.
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