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Proverbs 11:18

    Proverbs 11:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

    World English Bible

    Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wicked earneth deceitful wages: but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:18

    Worketh a deceitful work - An unstable work; nothing is durable that he does, except his crimes.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:18

    Deceitful work - Work which deceives and disappoints the worker; in contrast with the "sure reward" of the second clause.

    Omit "shall be" and render, "but he that soweth righteousness worketh a sure reward."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:18

    11:18 Worketh - A work which will deceive his expectation. Soweth - That worketh it with constancy, and diligence.