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Proverbs 12:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A good [man] obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of wicked devices he will condemn.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A good man, obtaineth favour from Yahweh, but, a man of wicked devices, will he condemn.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord: but he that trusteth in his own devices, doth wickedly.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A good man obtaineth fauour of the LORD: but a man of wicked deuices will he condemne.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that has found favour with the Lord [is made] better; but a transgressor shall be passed over in silence.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A good [man] obtaineth favour of Yahweh: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A good 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
[man] obtaineth 6329
{6329} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H6328 through the idea of dropping out; compare H5312); to issue, that is, furnish; causatively to secure; figuratively to succeed.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
favour 7522
{7522} Prime
From H7521; delight.
of Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
but a man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of wicked devices 4209
{4209} Prime
From H2161; a plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity).
will he condemn. 7561
{7561} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively do or declare) wrong; by implication to disturb, violate.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 12:2

_ _ Note, 1. We are really as we are with God. Those are happy, truly happy, for ever happy, that obtain favour of the Lord, though the world frown upon them, and they find little favour with men; for in God's favour is life, and that is the fountain of all good. On the other hand those are miserable whom he condemns, however men may applaud them, and cry them up; whom he condemns he condemns to the second death. 2. We are with God as we are with men, as we have our conversation in this world. Our Father judges of his children very much by their conduct one to another; and therefore a good man, that is merciful, and charitable, and does good, draws out favour from the Lord by his prayers; but a malicious man, that devises wickedness against his neighbours, he will condemn, as unworthy of a place in his kingdom.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Psalms 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.
Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

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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,
Psalms 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit [that] they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
Isaiah 32:5-7 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful. ... The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
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