Proverbs 21:8
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New International Version
The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

King James Bible
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Darby Bible Translation
Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.

World English Bible
The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

Young's Literal Translation
Froward is the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright is his work.

Proverbs 21:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The robbery of the wicked - The wicked shall be terrified and ruined by the means they use to aggrandize themselves. And as they refuse to do judgment, they shall have judgment without mercy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

way

Genesis 6:5,6,12 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous...

Psalm 14:2,3 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God...

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes...

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

but

Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand...

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt...

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

1 Peter 1:22,23 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

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Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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