Proverbs 2:15
New International Version
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.

New Living Translation
Their actions are crooked, and their ways are wrong.

English Standard Version
men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.

Berean Study Bible
whose paths are crooked and whose ways are devious.

New American Standard Bible
Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;

New King James Version
Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths;

King James Bible
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

Christian Standard Bible
whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.

Contemporary English Version
They are dishonest themselves, and so are all their deeds.

Good News Translation
unreliable people who cannot be trusted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.

International Standard Version
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways,

NET Bible
whose paths are morally crooked, and who are devious in their ways;

New Heart English Bible
who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:

A Faithful Version
Whose ways are crooked, and are devious in their paths;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their ways are perverted and their paths are crooked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their paths are crooked. Their ways are devious.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who are crooked in their ways, And perverse in their paths;

New American Standard 1977
Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;

King James 2000 Bible
Whose ways are crooked, and who are perverse in their paths:

American King James Version
Whose ways are crooked, and they fraudulent in their paths:

American Standard Version
Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
whose paths are crooked, and their courses winding;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous.

Darby Bible Translation
whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course:

English Revised Version
Who are crooked in their ways, and perverse in their paths:

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

World English Bible
who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:

Young's Literal Translation
Whose paths are crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
14from those who enjoy doing evil and rejoice in the twistedness of evil, 15whose paths are crooked and whose ways are devious.16It will rescue you from the forbidden woman, from the stranger with seductive words…
Cross References
Psalm 125:5
But those who turn aside to crooked ways, the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel.

Proverbs 8:8
All the words of my mouth are righteous; none are crooked or perverse.

Proverbs 14:2
He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.

Proverbs 21:8
The way of a guilty man is crooked, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

Treasury of Scripture

Whose ways are crooked, and they fraudulent in their paths:

Deuteronomy 32:5
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Psalm 125:5
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Isaiah 30:8-13
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: …









Lexicon
whose
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

paths
אָרְחֹתֵיהֶ֣ם (’ā·rə·ḥō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

are crooked,
עִקְּשִׁ֑ים (‘iq·qə·šîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6141: Twisted, perverted

and whose ways
בְּמַעְגְּלוֹתָֽם׃ (bə·ma‘·gə·lō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4570: An entrenchment, track

are devious.
וּ֝נְלוֹזִ֗ים (ū·nə·lō·w·zîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3868: To turn aside, to depart, be perverse
Verse 15. - Whose ways are crooked; better, perhaps, who as to their ways are crooked. This is the construction adopted by Fleischer, Berthean, Zockler, and others, though it may be remarked that the substantive אֹרַח (orakh), "way," is common gender, and may thin; agree with the adjective עֵקֵשׁ (ikesh), "perverse," which is masculine. The Targum, LXX., Vulgate, Syriac, and Arabic, all make "crooked" agree with "ways," do that, grammatically, the Authorized Version may be regarded as not incorrect. Crooked (עִקְּשִׁים ik'shim); i.e. tortuous, perverse, not straightforward, (σκολιαὶ, LXX.). Symmachus translates the original by σκαμβαί, i.e. "bent." Theodotion, by στριβλαί, "twisted, crookt? Sinners, in their perverseness, are ever winding about, turning in every direction, and changing from purpose to purpose, as wayward caprice or shifting inclination, the alternations of evil propensity, happen to dictate (Wardlaw). (For the expressions "crooked ways," see Psalm 125:5.) And they froward in their paths; i.e. perverse in their paths. The root idea of the Hebrew niph. participle וּנְלוזִים (vun'lozim), translated "and they froward," is "to bend aside," "to turn away." They are turned aside to the right hand and to the left in their walk. The niph. participle נָלוז (naloz) only occurs four times in the Scriptures - here; Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 14:2; and Isaiah 30:12. This is the last feature in their wickedness.
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