Proverbs 21:10

“The soule of the wicked desireth euill: his neighbour findeth no fauour in his eyes.”

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Other Translations

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
- King James Version

The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The desire of the evil-doer is fixed on evil: he has no kind feeling for his neighbour.
- Basic English Bible

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
- Darby Bible

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.
- Webster's Bible

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
- World English Bible

The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The soul of the wicked desireth evil; his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:10


21:10 Desireth - To do mischief. No favour - He spares neither friend nor foe.


Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Will of my father
    A brawling woman is not a Godly woman. The man and the woman must yield to the leading of the Holy Ghost just as the bride of Christ (the chuch) to Him that your prayers be not hindered. Check out 1 Peter 3
  • Donna
    I'm shocked and sadden. Are these Christians responding here. You talk only about the nagging wife.-But there is a root to this fruit. "Why?" She is responding to something wrong. How she responds gets on the man's nerves, but there is something the man is lacking here. It is responsiblity. When she responds like this, it may make you want to be anywhere but there, but She has unmet needs. Love h
  • Benny
    Clay it's just saying who can mess with the creator? You can't touch his absolute superiority on all counts.
  • Cynthia
    In life there are so many enemies of destiny and talking about our plans most times gives them the edge to manipulate. It is better to talk your plans over to God than man. He will give you better direction. So, thank God for this word that came to me today as a reminder that I should talk less about my plans and depend on God to help achieve my plans. Also, I don t need to have an opinion in every matter that is brought around me. Sometimes, people capitalize on the word you say and use it against you. I have been in so many situations to know that most times having no opinion is better than be a smart aleck . So yes, He who keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.
  • BSP
    It is important that we keep our words in check and we can avoid a lot of problems if we think before we speak.
  • BSP
    Verse 30~ No matter how practical human wisdom may seem, if it is in opposition to the wisdom from Jehovah God it will ultimately result in foolishness.

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