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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
תַּהְפּוּכָה
tahpukah
{tah-poo-kaw'}
From H2015; a perversity or fraud.
[is] in his heart, 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
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
חָרַשׁ
charash
{khaw-rash'}
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).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
mischief 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
continually; 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
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
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
discord. 4066
{4066} Prime
מָדוֹן
madown
{maw-dohn'}
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y4090
[4090] Standard
מְדָן
m@dan
{med-awn'}
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
Frowardness:

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.

soweth:
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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