Proverbs 18:3

“When the wicked commeth, then commeth also contempt, and with ignominie, reproch.”

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Other Translations

When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- King James Version

When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor {comes} scorn.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy `cometh' reproach.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the evil-doer comes, a low opinion comes with him, and with the loss of honour comes shame.
- Basic English Bible

When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- Darby Bible

When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- Webster's Bible

When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
- World English Bible

With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:3


18:3 Cometh - Into any place or company. Contempt - He despiseth all instruction and reproof. Reproach - And he shews his contempt by ignominious and reproachful expressions.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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