New American Standard Bible
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
King James Bible
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
Darby Bible Translation
Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.
World English Bible
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The deep interdependence of morality and intellect. We have a right judgment in all things in proportion as our hearts seek to know God. Compare James 1:23-24.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
1 Corinthians 2:15
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.
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