New International Version
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
King James Bible
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
Darby Bible Translation
Do they not err that devise evil? but loving-kindness and truth are for those that devise good.
World English Bible
Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.
Young's Literal Translation
Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
Proverbs 14:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth - To despise a man because he has some natural blemish is unjust, cruel, and wicked. He is not the author of his own imperfections; they did not occur through his fault or folly; and if he could, he would not retain them. It is, therefore, unjust and wicked to despise him for what is not his fault, but his misfortune.
But he that hath mercy on the poor - Who reproaches no man for his poverty or scanty intellect, but divides his bread with the hungry - happy is he; the blessing of God, and of them that were ready to perish, shall come upon him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
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 …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer.
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.
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