Proverbs 24:9
New International Version
The schemes of folly are sin, and people detest a mocker.

New Living Translation
The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker.

English Standard Version
The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.

Berean Study Bible
A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to men.

King James Bible
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

New King James Version
The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

New American Standard Bible
The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to humanity.

NASB 1995
The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

NASB 1977
The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Amplified Bible
The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is repulsive to men.

Christian Standard Bible
A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to people.

American Standard Version
The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The counsel of the fool is sin; the defilement of a son of man is evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fools also dies in sins; and uncleanness attaches to a pestilent man.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone hates senseless fools who think up ways to sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thought of a fool is sin: and the detracter is the abomination of men.

English Revised Version
The thought of the foolish is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Good News Translation
Any scheme a fool thinks up is sinful. People hate a person who has nothing but scorn for others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foolish scheming is sinful, and a mocker is disgusting to everyone.

International Standard Version
To devise folly is sin, and people detest a scoffer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scorner is an abomination to men.

Literal Standard Version
The thought of folly [is] sin, And a scorner [is] an abomination to man.

NET Bible
A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.

New Heart English Bible
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.

World English Bible
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.

Young's Literal Translation
The thought of folly is sin, And an abomination to man is a scorner.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Envy
8He who plots evil will be called a schemer. 9A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to men. 10If you faint in the day of distress, how small is your strength!…

Cross References
Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.

Acts 8:22
Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart.

Proverbs 9:7
He who corrects a mocker brings shame on himself; he who rebukes a wicked man taints himself.

Proverbs 21:24
Mocker is the name of the proud and arrogant man--of him who acts with excessive pride.


Treasury of Scripture

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

thought

Proverbs 24:8
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Proverbs 23:7
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

the scorner

Proverbs 22:10
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

Proverbs 29:8
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.









(9) The thought of foolishness is sin.--Rather, Sin is the contrivance (plotting) of self-will. Sin is the "transgression of the law" of God (1John 3:4), when we desert the plain rule of duty, and plot how we can indulge our own self-will.

Verse 9. - The thought of foolishness is sin. "Sin" is the subject in this clause as "the scorner" is in the next; and what it says is that sin is the exeogitation, the contriving of folly. The stoner is the real fool, m that he does not pursue his proper end, prepares misery for himself, is blind to his best interests. The connection between sin and folly, as between wisdom and righteousness, is continually enforced throughout the book. The scorner is an abomination to men. The man who scoffs at religion and every high aim is an object of abomination to the pious, and is also a cause of evil to others, leading them to thoughts and acts which are hateful in the eyes of God. Septuagint, "The fool dieth in sins (John 8:24), and uncleanness belongeth to a pestilent man." The text here followed, as in other passages of this chapter, is quite different from the received one.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A foolish
אִוֶּ֣לֶת (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 200: Silliness

scheme
זִמַּ֣ת (zim·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2154: A plan, device, wickedness

is sin,
חַטָּ֑את (ḥaṭ·ṭāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

and a mocker
לֵֽץ׃ (lêṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3887: Ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker

is detestable
וְתוֹעֲבַ֖ת (wə·ṯō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to men.
לְאָדָ֣ם (lə·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being


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