Proverbs 29:6
Good News Translation
Evil people are trapped in their own sins, while honest people are happy and free.

New Revised Standard Version
In the transgression of the evil there is a snare, but the righteous sing and rejoice.

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

New American Bible
The sin of the wicked is a trap, but the just run along joyfully.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

the transgression

Proverbs 5:22 He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

Proverbs 11:5,6 The justice of the righteous shall deliver them: and the unjust shall be caught in their own snares. . . .

Proverbs 12:13 For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.

Job 18:7-10 The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong. . . .

Psalm 11:6 The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.

Isaiah 8:14,15 And he shall be a sanctification to you. But for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence to the two houses of Israel, for a snare and a ruin to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. . . .

2 Timothy 2:26 And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.


Psalm 97:11 Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Psalm 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and of salvation is in the tabernacles of the just.

Psalm 132:16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy.

Romans 5:2,3 By whom also we have access through faith into this grace wherein we stand: and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God. . . .

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love: in whom also now though you see him not, you believe and, believing, shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorified;

1 John 1:4 And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice and your joy may be full.

The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
5A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet. 6A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.7The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:1
Then Moses and the children of Israel sung this canticle to the Lord, and said: Let us sing to the Lord: for he is gloriously magnified, the horse and the rider he hath thrown into the sea.

Judges 20:41
They that before had made as if they fled, turning their faces, stood bravely against them. Which the children of Benjamin seeing, turned their backs,

Proverbs 22:5
Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul, departeth far from them.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
Man knoweth not his own end: but as fishes are taken with the hook, and as birds are caught with the snare, so men are taken in the evil time, when it shall suddenly come upon them.

Proverbs 29:5
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