Proverbs 12:2
New International Version
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.

New Living Translation
The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

English Standard Version
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.

Berean Study Bible
The good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a man who devises evil.

King James Bible
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

New King James Version
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

New American Standard Bible
A good person will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a person who devises evil.

NASB 1995
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

NASB 1977
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

Amplified Bible
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

Christian Standard Bible
One who is good obtains favor from the LORD, but he condemns a person who schemes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The good person obtains favor from the LORD, but He condemns a man who schemes.

American Standard Version
A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It will be well for the man who keeps the will of LORD JEHOVAH and an evil man will be condemned.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that has found favour with the Lord is made better; but a transgressor shall be passed over in silence.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD likes everyone who lives right, but he punishes everyone who makes evil plans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord : but he that trusteth in his own devices doth wickedly.

English Revised Version
A good man shall obtain favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Good News Translation
The LORD is pleased with good people, but condemns those who plan evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns everyone who schemes.

International Standard Version
The good person will gain favor from the LORD, but the man who plots evil will be condemned by him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A good man shall obtain favour of the LORD; But a man of wicked devices will He condemn.

Literal Standard Version
The good brings forth favor from YHWH, And the man of wicked schemes He condemns.

NET Bible
A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a person with wicked schemes.

New Heart English Bible
A good man shall obtain favor from the LORD, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

World English Bible
A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

Young's Literal Translation
The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. 2The good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a man who devises evil. 3A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:3
Absalom would say, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king has no deputy to hear you."

Proverbs 3:4
Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who contrive evil go astray? But those who plan goodness find loving devotion and faithfulness.


Treasury of Scripture

A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

good

Proverbs 8:35
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

Psalm 112:5
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

a man

Proverbs 1:31
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 6:18
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Psalm 9:15
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.









(2) A good man.--The corresponding phrase, "a man of wicked devices," i.e., who plots against his neighbour, fixes the sense of "good" as signifying "benevolent" (comp. Psalm 73:1); and for the sentiment, Luke 6:35.

Verse 2. - A good man. The word is general, the particular virtue intended being often modified by the context. In view of the contrast in the second clause, it means here "pure," "straightforward." having a heart free from evil thoughts. As the psalm says, "Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are pure in heart" (Psalm 73:1). Obtaineth favour of the Lord (Proverbs 8:35); Septuagint, "Better is he who findeth favour from the Lord." A man of wicked devices (Proverbs 14:17); one whose thoughts are perverse and artful. Will he - Jehovah - condemn; Vulgate, "He who trusts to his imaginations doeth wickedly;" Septuagint, "A man that is a sinner shall be passed over in silence (παρασιωπηθήσεται)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The good [man]
ט֗וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

obtains
יָפִ֣יק (yā·p̄îq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6329: To issue, furnish, to secure, to succeed

favor
רָ֭צוֹן (rā·ṣō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will

from the LORD,
מֵיְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

but [the LORD] condemns
יַרְשִֽׁיעַ׃ (yar·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

a man
וְאִ֖ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who devises evil.
מְזִמּ֣וֹת (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good


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