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Proverbs 3:32

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret [is] with the righteous.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— For the perverse is an abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the upright.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; But his friendship is with the upright.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret [is] with the righteous.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; but his secret is with the upright.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, an abomination to Yahweh, is the tortuous man, but, with the upright, he is intimate.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For an abomination to Jehovah [is] the perverted, And with the upright [is] His secret counsel.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For the frowarde is abomination vnto the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret [is] with the righteous.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— For the wicked man is an abomination in the presence of the LORD: but the secret of the LORD is with the upright.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For every transgressor is unclean before the Lord; neither does he sit among the righteous.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the froward [is] abomination to Yahweh: but his secret [is] with the righteous.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the froward 3868
{3868} Prime
A primitive root; to turn aside (compare H3867, H3874 and H3885), that is, (literally) to depart, (figuratively) be perverse.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[is] abomination 8441
{8441} Prime
Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol.
to Yähwè יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
but his secret 5475
{5475} Prime
From H3245; a session, that is, company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication intimacy, consultation, a secret.
[is] with x854
(0854) Complement
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the righteous. 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:32-35

_ _ Reasons for the warning.

_ _ froward — (Proverbs 2:15).

_ _ secret ... righteous — in their communion (Amos 3:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:27-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:32

Abomination — Therefore sooner or later he must be miserable. The righteous — They are God's friends, to whom he imparts the favours and comforts to which other men are strangers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:32

For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his (p) secret [is] with the righteous.

(p) That is, his covenant and fatherly affection which is hid and secret from the world.

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the froward:

Proverbs 6:6-19 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: ... A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
Psalms 18:26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.


Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
John 14:21-24 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ... He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].
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Ps 18:26; 25:14. Pv 6:6; 8:13; 11:20; 14:10; 17:15. Mt 11:25; 13:11. Lk 16:15. Jn 14:21; 15:15. Rv 2:17.

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