New American Standard Bible
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
King James Bible
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; but he that is perverted in his ways despiseth him.
World English Bible
He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
Proverbs 14:2 Parallel
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
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