New International Version
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
King James Bible
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Darby Bible Translation
A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn.
World English Bible
A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
Young's Literal Translation
The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
Proverbs 12:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A good man obtaineth favor - First, it is God who makes him good; for every child of Adam is bad till the grace of God changes his heart. Secondly, while he walks in the path of obedience he increases in goodness, and consequently in the favor of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
2 Samuel 15:3
Then Absalom would say to him, "Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you."
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
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