New International Version
Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer.
King James Bible
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Darby Bible Translation
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a master of intrigues.
World English Bible
One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is devising to do evil, Him they call a master of wicked thoughts.
Proverbs 24:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A fool - openeth not his mouth in the gate - Is not put into public offices of trust and responsibility.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up conflict.
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
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