Proverbs 24:8
New International Version
Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer.

New Living Translation
A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.

English Standard Version
Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.

Berean Study Bible
He who plots evil will be called a schemer.

King James Bible
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

New King James Version
He who plots to do evil Will be called a schemer.

New American Standard Bible
One who plans to do evil, People will call a schemer.

NASB 1995
One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.

NASB 1977
He who plans to do evil, Men will call him a schemer.

Amplified Bible
He who plans to do evil Will be called a schemer or deviser of evil.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who plots evil will be called a schemer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who plots evil will be called a schemer.

American Standard Version
He that deviseth to do evil, Men shall call him a mischief-maker.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that devises to do evil is called an evil man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but deliberate in council. Death befalls uninstructed men.

Contemporary English Version
No one but troublemakers think up trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that deviseth to do evils, shall be called a fool.

English Revised Version
He that deviseth to do evil, men shall call him a mischievous person.

Good News Translation
If you are always planning evil, you will earn a reputation as a troublemaker.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever plans to do evil will be known as a schemer.

International Standard Version
The person who plans on doing evil will be called a schemer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that deviseth to do evil, Men shall call him a mischievous person.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is devising to do evil, "" They call him a master of wicked thoughts.

NET Bible
The one who plans to do evil will be called a scheming person.

New Heart English Bible
One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.

World English Bible
One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is devising to do evil, Him they call a master of wicked thoughts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Envy
7Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the meeting place. 8He who plots evil will be called a schemer. 9A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to men.…

Cross References
Romans 1:30
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful. They invent new forms of evil; they disobey their parents.

Proverbs 6:14
With deceit in his heart he devises evil; he continually sows discord.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who contrive evil go astray? But those who plan goodness find loving devotion and faithfulness.


Treasury of Scripture

He that devises to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Proverbs 24:2,9
For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief…

Proverbs 6:14,18
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord…

Proverbs 14:22
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.









Verse 8. - He that deviseth to do evil. He who shows a certain kind of misapplied cleverness (in contrast to the true wisdom) in planning and pursuing evil schemes. Shall be called. Defined and explained, as Proverbs 16:21 (comp. Proverbs 21:24). A mischievous person; literally, lord of mischief; i.e. owner, possessor of mischief. One must not be led by such a man's apparent astuteness to attribute; to him wisdom; he is an impostor, a mere intriguer, who is sure to be exposed ere long. Septuagint, "Death befalls the undisciplined."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
He who plots
מְחַשֵּׁ֥ב (mə·ḥaš·šêḇ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

evil
לְהָרֵ֑עַ (lə·hā·rê·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

will be called
יִקְרָֽאוּ׃ (yiq·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

a schemer.
בַּֽעַל־ (ba·‘al-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner


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