Proverbs 11 :18

Proverbs 11 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 11 :18

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11 :18

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

Barnes's Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 11 :18

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