Proverbs 14:22
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English Standard Version
Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.

King James Bible
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

American Standard Version
Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth'shall be to them that devise good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things.

English Revised Version
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

16 The wise feareth and departeth from evil;

     But the fool loseth his wits and is regardless.

Our editions have ירא with Munach, as if חכם ירא were a substantive with its adjective; but Cod. 1294 has חכם with Rebia, and thus it must be: חכם is the subject, and what follows is its complex predicate. Most interpreters translate 16b: the fool is over-confident (Zckler), or the fool rushes on (Hitzig), as also Luther: but a fool rushes wildly through, i.e., in a daring, presumptuous manner. But התעבּר denotes everywhere nothing else than to fall into extreme anger, to become heated beyond measure, Proverbs 26:17 (cf. Proverbs 20:2), Deuteronomy 3:26, etc. Thus 16a and 16b are fully contrasted. What is said of the wise will be judged after Job 1:1, cf. Psalm 34:15; Psalm 37:27 : the wise man has fear, viz., fear of God, or rather, since האלהים is not directly to be supplied, that careful, thoughtful, self-mistrusting reserve which flows from the reverential awe of God; the fool, on the contrary, can neither rule nor bridle his affections, and without any just occasion falls into passionate excitement. But on the other side he is self-confident, regardless, secure; while the wise man avoids the evil, i.e., carefully goes out of its way, and in N.T. phraseology "works out his own salvation with fear and trembling."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 22:17 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Isaiah 32:7,8 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words...

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Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth...

Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

devise

Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name...

Cross References
Psalm 36:4
He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Proverbs 3:3
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:29
Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.

Proverbs 12:2
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.

Proverbs 14:23
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Proverbs 24:8
Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.

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