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Proverbs 6:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who [with] perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [Hath] perverse things in his heart, deviseth mischief on every occasion, strifes, he sendeth forth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Frowardness [is] in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With a wicked heart he deviseth evil, and at all times he soweth discord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Frowardnesse [is] in his heart, he deuiseth mischiefe continually, he soweth discord.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [His] perverse heart devises evils: at all times such a one causes troubles to a city.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Frowardness 8419
{8419} Prime
From H2015; a perversity or fraud.
[is] in his heart, 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
he deviseth 2790
{2790} Prime
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
mischief 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
continually; 6256
{6256} Prime
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
he soweth 7971
{7971} Prime
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
discord. 4066
{4066} Prime
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
[4090] Standard
A form of H4066.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:13-14.

Proverbs 6:14

_ _ Frowardness — as in Proverbs 2:14.

_ _ deviseth — literally, “constructs, as an artisan.”

_ _ mischief — evil to others.

_ _ discord — especially litigation. Cunning is the talent of the weak and lazy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Proverbs 16:28-30 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. ... He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Proverbs 21:8 The way of man [is] froward and strange: but [as for] the pure, his work [is] right.

he deviseth:

Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Psalms 36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Isaiah 32:7 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.
Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked [are] like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Ezekiel 11:2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these [are] the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Heb. casteth forth,
Proverbs 6:19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Proverbs 26:17-22 He that passeth by, [and] meddleth with strife [belonging] not to him, [is like] one that taketh a dog by the ears. ... The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Galatians 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. ... For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
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Ps 36:4. Pv 2:14; 6:18, 19; 16:28; 21:8; 22:8; 26:17. Is 32:7; 57:20. Ezk 11:2. Ho 8:7. Mi 2:1. Ro 16:17. Ga 6:7.

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