Proverbs 14:34

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Righteousnes exalteth a nation: but sinne is a reproch to any people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to {any} people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Righteousness exalteth a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By righteousness a nation is lifted up, but sin is a cause of shame to the peoples.
- Basic English Bible

Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples.
- Darby Bible

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
- Webster's Bible

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
- World English Bible

Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples [is] a sin-offering.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • This is the verse to read and take to heart before doing...pretty much anything. Also this verse came to my attention by the grace of God when I was into the occult. It one of the first verses I came to that would help point me into a new direction. This verse indicates that the occult,witchcraft,etc. Is a lie and a deception that will only lead a person to hell.
  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.
  • Raphael Aminu Echioda for verse 34
    When someone has the fear of God in him her,you will have access to the secret place of the most high God. But sin is deny you of going to His presence. Just like when you offend your fellow you will be shame of request something from him her your sin will hinder you and even been obstacle.
  • Peter . for verse 30
    A sound heart - a heart with peace, keeps the body healthy. The body 's health, depends on the condition of yo heart. people are sick coz. hearts are sick. How can u be at peace. u can only be at peace in yo heart when you are at peace with God. Knowing u are forgiven , making His word yo absolute. then u won 't be troubled by anything.