Proverbs 11:20
New International Version
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

New Living Translation
The LORD detests people with crooked hearts, but he delights in those with integrity.

English Standard Version
Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.

Berean Study Bible
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their walk are His delight.

King James Bible
They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

New King James Version
Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their ways are His delight.

New American Standard Bible
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

NASB 1995
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

NASB 1977
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Amplified Bible
The perverse in heart are repulsive and shamefully vile to the LORD, But those who are blameless and above reproach in their walk are His delight!

Christian Standard Bible
Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD, but those with blameless conduct are his delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD, but those with blameless conduct are His delight.

American Standard Version
They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah; But such as are perfect in their way are his delight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH despises the perverse heart and he delights in those who are without blemish in the way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Perverse ways are an abomination to the Lord: but all they that are blameless in their ways are acceptable to him.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD hates sneaky people, but he likes everyone who lives right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A perverse heart is abominable to the Lord: and his will is in them that walk sincerely.

English Revised Version
They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD: but such as are perfect in their way are his delight.

Good News Translation
The LORD hates evil-minded people, but loves those who do right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Devious people are disgusting to the LORD, but he is delighted with those whose ways are innocent.

International Standard Version
Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD; But such as are upright in their way are His delight.

Literal Standard Version
The perverse of heart are an abomination to YHWH, "" And the perfect of the way [are] His delight.

NET Bible
The LORD abhors those who are perverse in heart, but those who are blameless in their ways are his delight.

New Heart English Bible
Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

World English Bible
Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah are the perverse of heart, And the perfect of the way are His delight.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
19Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuit of evil brings death. 20The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their walk are His delight. 21Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that You test the heart and delight in uprightness. All these things I have given willingly and with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Psalm 101:4
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Proverbs 3:32
for the LORD detests the perverse, but He is a friend to the upright.

Proverbs 11:21
Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

Proverbs 13:6
Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.

Proverbs 14:9
Fools mock the making of amends, but goodwill is found among the upright.


Treasury of Scripture

They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

Proverbs 6:14,16-19
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord…

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Psalm 18:25,26
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; …

upright

Proverbs 9:7
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 16:17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.









Verse 20. - They that are of a froward heart (Proverbs 17:20); Septuagint, "perverse ways." The word means "distorted from the right," "obstinate in error." Upright in their way (Proverbs 2:21; Proverbs 29:27; Psalm 119:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The perverse
עִקְּשֵׁי־ (‘iq·qə·šê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6141: Twisted, perverted

in heart
לֵ֑ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

are an abomination
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but the blameless
תְּמִ֣ימֵי (tə·mî·mê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

in [their] walk
דָֽרֶךְ׃ (ḏā·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

are His delight.
וּ֝רְצוֹנ֗וֹ (ū·rə·ṣō·w·nōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will


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