New International Version
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.
King James Bible
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
Darby Bible Translation
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
World English Bible
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
Young's Literal Translation
With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the wicked cometh, etc. - would it not be better to read this verse thus? "When the wicked cometh contempt cometh; and with ignominy cometh reproach." A wicked man is despised even by the wicked. He who falls under ignominy falls under reproach.
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