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

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

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.


Discussion for Proverbs 16:4

  • Jimmy beal for verse 4
    God and his works are mysterious therefore when one looks at the acts of sin committed by individuals (i.e witchcraft rape molestation murder racism poverty genicide) this is true satan is the culprit behind the very act of sin but God allowing it to take place is even more complex and mind boggling to anyone who does not understand the reason behind every one of Gods motives or level of understanding. Hitler is a prime example of this verse millions of men women and children died one must ask why did God allow this to take place simply put its what God wanted
  • Michael for verse 4
    im 14 years old and i want to understand proverbs 16:24 please help

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