Proverbs 21 :29

Proverbs 21 :29 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 directeth his way.

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 21 :29

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 21 :29

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