Proverbs 2:14
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New International Version
who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

King James Bible
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Darby Bible Translation
who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil;

World English Bible
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;

Young's Literal Translation
Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man that speaketh froward things - תהפכות tahpuchoth, things of subverston; from תפך taphach, to turn or change the course of a thing. Men who wish to subvert the state of things, whether civil or religious; who are seditious themselves, and wish to make others so. These speak much of liberty and oppression, deal greatly in broad assertions, and endeavor especially to corrupt the minds of youth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding has wisdom.

Jeremiah 11:15 What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you?...

Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

Zephaniah 3:11 In that day shall you not be ashamed for all your doings, wherein you have transgressed against me...

1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;


Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Luke 22:4,5 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 10:23
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

Proverbs 21:10
The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

Jeremiah 11:15
"What is my beloved doing in my temple as she, with many others, works out her evil schemes? Can consecrated meat avert your punishment? When you engage in your wickedness, then you rejoice."

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