Proverbs 21 :12

Proverbs 21 :12 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.

American King James Version (AKJV)

The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The Upright One, looking on the house of the evil-doer, lets sinners be overturned to their destruction.

Webster's Revision

The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

World English Bible

The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked; how the wicked are overthrown to their ruin.

Definitions for Proverbs 21 :12

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21 :12

The righteous man wisely considereth - This verse is understood as implying the pious concern of a righteous man, for a wicked family, whom he endeavors by his instructions to bring into the way of knowledge and peace.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 21 :12

Or, The Righteous One (Yahweh) regardeth well the house of the wicked, and maketh the wicked fall into mischief.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 21 :12

21:12 Considereth - He looks through its present glory to that ruin for which it is designed.
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