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Proverbs 21:29

    Proverbs 21:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wicked man hardens his face: but as for the upright, he directs his way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The evil-doer makes his face hard, but as for the upright, he gives thought to his way.

    Webster's Revision

    A wicked man hardeneth his face; But as for the upright, he establisheth his ways.

    World English Bible

    A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he ordereth his ways.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21:29

    He directeth his way - Instead of יכין yachin, he directeth, upwards of fifty of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., several ancient editions with some of the versions, read יבין yabin, he understands; and because he understands his way, he is able to direct himself in walking in it.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:29

    Directeth - i. e., Makes straight and firm. On one side it is the callousness of guilt; on the other side it is the confidence of integrity.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:29

    21:29 Hardeneth - Continues in evil with obstinacy and impudence. Directs - He orders his steps aright.