New Living Translation
The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.
King James Bible
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
World English Bible
Yahweh has made everything for its own end-- yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Young's Literal Translation
All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked worketh for a day of evil.
Proverbs 16:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:4 Doth work - He orders or disposes. For - For his own glory; for the discovery of his wisdom, power, goodness, truth, justice. The wicked - Wilful and impenitent sinners. Men make themselves wicked, and God therefore makes them miserable.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.
But I have spared you for a purpose--to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.
Evil people are spared in times of calamity and are allowed to escape disaster.
The LORD detests the proud; they will surely be punished.
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
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