Proverbs 29:27
New International Version
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

New Living Translation
The righteous despise the unjust; the wicked despise the godly.

English Standard Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

King James Bible
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
An unjust person is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

Contemporary English Version
Good people and criminals can't stand each other.

Good News Translation
The righteous hate the wicked, and the wicked hate the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

International Standard Version
The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.

NET Bible
An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil man is defiled to the righteous, and the right way is defiled to the evil ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An unjust person is disgusting to righteous people. A decent person is disgusting to wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
An unjust man is an abomination to the just, and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

American King James Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

American Standard Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A righteous man is an abomination to an unrighteous man, and the direct way is an abomination to the sinner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just abhor the wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.

Darby Bible Translation
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked [man].

English Revised Version
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous: and he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

World English Bible
A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to the righteous is the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked is the upright in the way!
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
26Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD. 27An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.
Cross References
Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:9
Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.

John 15:18
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.

John 17:14
I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

1 John 3:13
So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.

Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies without cause. Though I did not steal, I must repay.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD, and detest those who rise against You?

Psalm 139:22
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them as my enemies.

Proverbs 12:8
A man is praised according to his wisdom, but a twisted mind is despised.

Proverbs 29:10
Men of bloodshed hate a blameless man, but the upright care for his life.

Proverbs 30:1
The words of Agur son of Jakeh, the oracle that this man declares to Ithiel--to Ithiel and Ucal:

Treasury of Scripture

An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Psalm 119:115
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Psalm 139:21
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?







Lexicon
An unjust
עָ֑וֶל (‘ā·wel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is detestable
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the righteous,
צַ֭דִּיקִים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

and one whose way
דָּֽרֶךְ׃ (dā·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

is upright
יְשַׁר־ (yə·šar-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

is detestable
וְתוֹעֲבַ֖ת (wə·ṯō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the wicked.
רָשָׁ֣ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
Verse 27. - An unjust man is an abomination to the just. This great moral contrast, marked and universal, is a fitting close of the book. The word "abomination" (toebah) occurs more than twenty times in the Proverbs; it is appropriate here because the good man looks upon the sinner as the enemy of God, as the psalmist says, "Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them thine enemies" (Psalm 139:21, etc.). He that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked; because he is a standing reproach to him, and by every tone and look and action seems to express his condemnation (see on Proverbs 21:15, and the Septuagint Version there; and comp. 1 Kings 21:20: Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 8:34; John 15:19). Septuagint, "A direct way is an abomination to the lawless." The Vulgate ends the chapter with a paragraph which is found in some manuscripts of the Septuagint after Proverbs 24:22 (where see note), Verbum custodiens filius extra perditionem erit.



29:26. The wisest course is, to look to God, and seek the favour of the Ruler of rulers; for every creature is that to us which God makes it to be. 27. The just man abhors the sins of the wicked, and shuns their company. Christ exposed the wickedness of men, yet prayed for the wicked when they were crucifying him. Hatred to sin in ourselves and others, is a needful branch of the Christian temper. But all that are unholy, have rooted hatred to godliness.
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