Proverbs 6:18
New International Version
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,

New Living Translation
a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong,

English Standard Version
a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,

Berean Study Bible
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil,

King James Bible
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

New King James Version
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,

New American Standard Bible
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

NASB 1995
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

NASB 1977
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

Amplified Bible
A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil,

Christian Standard Bible
a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil,

American Standard Version
A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The heart that makes plans of depravity and feet that hasten to run to evil,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and a heart devising evil thoughts, and feet hastening to do evil, - are hateful to God.

Contemporary English Version
those who make evil plans or are quick to do wrong,

Douay-Rheims Bible
A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief,

English Revised Version
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a mind devising wicked plans, feet that are quick to do wrong,

International Standard Version
a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,

JPS Tanakh 1917
A heart that deviseth wicked thoughts, Feet that are swift in running to evil;

Literal Standard Version
A heart devising thoughts of vanity, "" Feet hastening to run to evil,

NET Bible
a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil,

New Heart English Bible
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

World English Bible
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

Young's Literal Translation
A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Foolishness
17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, 19a false witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up discord among brothers.…

Cross References
Romans 3:15
"Their feet are swift to shed blood;

Genesis 6:5
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time.

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed blood.

Proverbs 24:2
for their hearts devise violence, and their lips declare trouble.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and destruction lie in their wake.


Treasury of Scripture

An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

heart

Proverbs 24:8
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

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

feet

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

Romans 3:15
Their feet are swift to shed blood:









(18) Feet that be swift in running to mischief.--Who do not yield to temptation after a struggle against it, but give themselves up as willing slaves to their lusts.

(l). Twelfth Discourse:--Against Adultery (Proverbs 6:20-35).

Verse 18. - The fourth thing is an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations. "Wicked imaginations" are literally "thoughts of iniquity;" Hebrew, makh'sh'voth aven; Vulgate, cogitationes pessimas; LXX., λογισμοὺς κακοὺς. The same expression in Isaiah 59:7 is rendered "thoughts of iniquity." (On deviseth, Hebrew khoresh, see ver. 14 and ch. 3:29.) The thought is a repetition of ver. 14a. There are evil thoughts in all men's hearts; but the devising, fabricating of them, and thus making the heart into a devil's workshop, is the mark of utter depravity and wickedness, and is abhorrent to God. The devices of the heart, though planned in secret, are clear to him "to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are bid." The peculiar position which the heart occupies in the enumeration is to be accounted for on the ground that it is the fountain, not only of those vices which have been already mentioned, but of those which follow. The fifth thing is feet that be swift in running to mischief. Again we are reminded of Isaiah 59:7, "Their feet run to evil." "Mischief" (Hebrew, ra) is a re-echo of ver. 14 and Proverbs 1:16. "To run to mischief" is to carry out with alacrity and without delay what has already been devised in the heart. It implies more than falling or sliding into sin, which is common to all. It denotes, Cornelius a Lapide remarks, "inexplebilem sceleris aviditatem, et destinatum studium."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
a heart
לֵ֗ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

that devises
חֹ֭רֵשׁ (ḥō·rêš)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

wicked
אָ֑וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

schemes,
מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת (maḥ·šə·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

feet
רַגְלַ֥יִם (raḡ·la·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

that run
לָר֥וּץ (lā·rūṣ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7323: To run

swiftly
מְ֝מַהֲר֗וֹת (mə·ma·hă·rō·wṯ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

to evil,
לָֽרָעָה׃‪‬ (lā·rā·‘āh)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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