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

  • Irene123
    To Brianna - I really liked that - don't believe everything one hears about God and His Word, but search it out - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. Something else interesting here: Jesus wasn't talking about the N.T. scriptures because they weren't written then; He referred to the O.T. Jesus and salvation are all thru the Old; that's what the old was all about.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 15
    The practical wisdom found in the Bible truly surpasses human thinking. This verse can be applied to so many aspects of our lives. There are so many religions and teachings, and sometimes people never research. However, this verse tells us not to believe everything we hear. Rather, THINK and research to make sure it is true.
  • 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.