New International Version
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fools make a mock at sin - And only fools would do so. But he that makes a sport of sinning, will find it no sport to suffer the vengeance of an eternal fire. Some learned men by their criticisms have brought this verse into embarrassments, out of which they were not able to extricate it. I believe we shall not come much nearer the sense than our present version does.
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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
"'Anyone who cannot afford a lamb is to bring two doves or two young pigeons to the LORD as a penalty for their sin--one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
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