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 14:34

  • 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.
  • Pastor Emmanuel John for verse 34
    Righteousness denotes godly judgment followed by godly actions or reactions in all matters. It is not just doing things right, but doing the right things in the fear of God, that is, guided by the word of God. Sin is a reproach or degrading any people. It shifts from "nation " to people, as nation implies an entire country and people covers individuals, groups, and associations.
  • REV.SEFADZI ADISU-KUWADAH for verse 34
    when ever you sin your inner man conscience will condem you and you will feel shy and unworthy to approach GOD in prayer but whenever you are in the will of GOD and living by GODS standards you feel bold and confident in approaching GOD in prayer