Proverbs 21:8

“The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure; his worke is right.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Twisted is the way of him who is full of crime; but as for him whose heart is clean, his work is upright.
- Basic English Bible

Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.
- Darby Bible

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
- Webster's Bible

The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
- World English Bible

Froward [is] the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright [is] his work.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The way of man is froward and strange; but as for the pure, his work is right.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:8


21:8 The way - Of every man by nature. Strange - Estranged from God. Right - But he whose heart is pure, his conversation is agreeable to it.


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