Proverbs 24:9

“The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The thought of foolishnesse is sinne: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The purpose of the foolish is sin: and the hater of authority is disgusting to others.
- Basic English Bible

The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.
- Darby Bible

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
- Webster's Bible

The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
- World English Bible

The thought of folly [is] sin, And an abomination to man [is] a scorner.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scorner is an abomination to men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:9


24:9 The thought - The very inward thought or contrivance of evil, is a sin in God's sight.


Discussion for Proverbs 24:9

  • Ras fire for verse 9
    This saying is so true,to the fact we are what we think. Transformation must start from the mind first then a physical change will come. So please practice to safe guard our thoughts. Everything we see was a thought first then it manifested into the reality that we see in front of us.

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