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Proverbs 21:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— It is a joy, to a righteous man, to do justice, but, dismay, to the workers of iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To do justice [is] joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [It is] ioy to the iust to doe iudgement: but destruction [shalbe] to the workers of iniquitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [It is] the joy of the righteous to do judgement: but a holy [man] is abominable with evil-doers.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [It is] joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[It is] joy 8057
{8057} Prime
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
to the just 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
to do 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
judgment: 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
but destruction 4288
{4288} Prime
From H2846; properly a dissolution; concretely a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation.
[shall be] to the workers 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of iniquity. 205
{0205} Prime
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 21:15

_ _ But the just love right and need no bribes. The wicked at last meet destruction, though for a time happy in concealing corruption.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 21:15

_ _ Note, 1. It is a pleasure and satisfaction to good men both to see justice administered by the government they live under, right taking place and iniquity suppressed, and also to practise it themselves, according as their sphere is. They no only do justice, but do it with pleasure, not only for fear of shame, but for love of virtue. 2. It is a terror to wicked men to see the laws put in execution against vice and profaneness. It is destruction to them; as it is also a vexation to them to be forced, either for the support of their credit or for fear of punishment, to do judgment themselves. Or, if we take it as we read it, the meaning is, There is true pleasure in the practice of religion, but certain destruction at the end of all vicious courses.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and [him that had] none to help him. ... And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.
Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Ecclesiastes 3:12 I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
Isaiah 64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, [those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:


Proverbs 21:12 The righteous [man] wisely considereth the house of the wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their] wickedness.
Proverbs 5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 13:41-42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; ... And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Luke 13:27-28 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity. ... There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.
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Jb 29:12. Ps 40:8; 112:1; 119:16, 92. Pv 5:20; 10:29; 21:12. Ec 3:12. Is 64:5. Mt 7:23; 13:41. Lk 13:27. Jn 4:34. Ro 7:22.

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