Proverbs 12:8

“A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 12:8

A man shall be commended according to his wisedome: but hee that is of a peruerse heart, shall be despised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; But he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on.
- Basic English Bible

A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised.
- Darby Bible

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
- Webster's Bible

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.
- World English Bible

According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man shall be commended according to his intelligence; but he that is of a distorted understanding shall be despised.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 12:8

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:8


12:6 Lie in wait - Are designed to entrap others, and to destroy them. Deliver them - From those that lie in wait for them.

12:7 Are not - Both they and their families suddenly perish.

12:9 Despised - That lives in a mean condition. Honoureth - That glories in his high birth or gay attire.

12:10 Regardeth - He will not destroy it either by labour beyond its strength, or by denying it necessary food or rest. Cruel - There is cruelty mixed even with their most merciful actions.


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