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Proverbs 24:9

    Proverbs 24:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The purpose of the foolish is sin: and the hater of authority is disgusting to others.

    Webster's Revision

    The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

    World English Bible

    The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The thought of the foolish is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:9

    The thought of foolishness is sin - זמת אולת חטאת zimmath ivveleth chattath. "The device of folly is transgression;" or, "an evil purpose is sinful;" or, perhaps more literally, "the device of the foolish is sin." It has been variously understood by the versions.

    "The cunning: of the fool is sin."

    - Targum.

    "The imprudent man (or fool, αφρων) shall die in sins."

    - Septuagint.

    So the Arabic.

    The thinkynge of the fool is synne

    - Old MS. Bible.

    Fool is here taken for a wicked man, who is not only evil in his actions, but every thought of his heart is evil, and that continually. A simple thought about foolishness, or about sin itself, is not sinful; it is the purpose or device, the harbouring evil thoughts, and devising how to sin, that is criminal.