New International Version
Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Every wise woman buildeth her house - By her prudent and industrious management she increases property in the family, furniture in the house, and food and raiment for her household. This is the true building of a house. The thriftless wife acts differently, and the opposite is the result. Household furniture, far from being increased, is dilapidated; and her household are ill-fed, ill-clothed, and worse educated.
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TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
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Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
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whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
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