Proverbs 16:4

“The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:4

The Lord hath made all things for himselfe: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord has made everything for his purpose, even the sinner for the day of evil.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
- Darby Bible

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh has made everything for its own end-- yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
- World English Bible

All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked [worketh] for a day of evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD hath made every things for His own purpose, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:4

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:4


16:4 Doth work - He orders or disposes. For - For his own glory; for the discovery of his wisdom, power, goodness, truth, justice. The wicked - Wilful and impenitent sinners. Men make themselves wicked, and God therefore makes them miserable.


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