Proverbs 29:6
New International Version
Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

New Living Translation
Evil people are trapped by sin, but the righteous escape, shouting for joy.

English Standard Version
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.

Berean Study Bible
An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices.

New American Standard Bible
By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.

King James Bible
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Christian Standard Bible
An evil person is caught by sin, but the righteous one sings and rejoices.

Contemporary English Version
Your sins will catch you, but everyone who lives right will sing and celebrate.

Good News Translation
Evil people are trapped in their own sins, while honest people are happy and free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An evil man is caught by sin, but the righteous one sings and rejoices.

International Standard Version
An evil man is trapped by transgression, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.

NET Bible
In the transgression of an evil person there is a snare, but a righteous person can sing and rejoice.

New Heart English Bible
An evil man is snared by his sin, but the righteous can sing and be glad.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil man is caught in his evil and the righteous will sing and rejoice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To an evil person sin is bait in a trap, but a righteous person runs away from it and is glad.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

New American Standard 1977
By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.

King James 2000 Bible
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice.

American King James Version
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice.

American Standard Version
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A great snare is spread for a sinner: but the righteous shall be in joy and gladness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.

Darby Bible Translation
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.

English Revised Version
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

World English Bible
An evil man is snared by his sin, but the righteous can sing and be glad.

Young's Literal Translation
In the transgression of the evil is a snare, And the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
5A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. 6An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices. 7The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:1
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: "I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted. The horse and rider He has thrown into the sea.

Judges 20:41
Then the men of Israel turned back on them, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had come upon them.

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares lie on the path of the perverse; he who guards his soul stays far from them.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
For surely no man knows his time: Like fish caught in a cruel net or birds trapped in a snare, so men are ensnared in an evil time that suddenly falls upon them.

Treasury of Scripture

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice.

the transgression

Proverbs 5:22
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

Proverbs 11:5,6
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness…

Proverbs 12:13
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

but

Psalm 97:11
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 118:15
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

Psalm 132:16
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.







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

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

is caught
מוֹקֵ֑שׁ (mō·w·qêš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

by his own sin,
בְּפֶ֤שַֽׁע (bə·p̄e·ša‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

but a righteous one
וְ֝צַדִּ֗יק (wə·ṣad·dîq)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

sings
יָר֥וּן (yā·rūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7442: To give a ringing cry

and rejoices.
וְשָׂמֵֽחַ׃ (wə·śā·mê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome
(6) In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare.--For he knows not how by repentance to escape God's wrath.

But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.--Being assured of God's mercy to those who repent, lie rejoices because his conscience is clear, and the "peace of God" (Philippians 4:7) keeps his heart.

Verse 6. - In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare (Proverbs 12:13). The snare is that the sinner is caught and held fast by his sin, and cannot escape, as he knows nothing of repentance, and has no will to cast off evil habits (Proverbs 24:16). (For "snare," comp. Proverbs 18:7; Proverbs 20:25; Proverbs 22:25.) Septuagint, "For a man sinning there lies a great snare." But the righteous doth sing and rejoice. The antithesis is not very obvious. It may mean that the good man has a conscience at peace, is free from the snare of sin, and therefore is glad; or that, in spite of a momentary fall, though he has transgressed, he knows that God forgives him on his repentance, and this makes him happy; or, generally that he rejoices in the happy life which his virtue procures for him here and hereafter (Matthew 5:12). In the original "sing" represents the sudden outburst of joy, "rejoice" the continued state of happiness. "The righteous shall be in joy and gladness (ἐν χαρᾷ καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ)," Septuagint. 29:1 If God wounds, who can heal? The word of God warns all to flee from the wrath to come, to the hope set before us in Jesus Christ. 2. The people have cause to rejoice or mourn, as their rulers are righteous or wicked. 3. Divine wisdom best keeps us from ruinous lusts. 4. The Lord Jesus is the King who will minister true judgment to the people. 5. Flatterers put men off their guard, which betrays them into foolish conduct. 6. Transgressions always end in vexations. Righteous men walk at liberty, and walk in safety. 7. This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked. 8. The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God. 9. If a wise man dispute with a conceited wrangler, he will be treated with anger or ridicule; and no good is done. 10. Christ told his disciples that they should be hated of all men. The just, whom the blood-thirsty hate, gladly do any thing for their salvation.
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