New American Standard Bible
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.
King James Bible
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Darby Bible Translation
Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.
World English Bible
Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.
Young's Literal Translation
Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing.
Proverbs 14:9 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Fools make a mock - The verb in the Heb. is singular, the noun plural. The King James Version assumes that the number is altered to individualize the application of the maxim. Others translate it: "Sin mocks the fools who are its victims," i. e., disappoints and ruins them; or, "A sin-offering does but mock the worshippers when they are willfully wicked:" they expect to gain God's favor, and do not gain it. So taken it becomes parallel to Proverbs 15:8; Proverbs 21:7.
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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'But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
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