Proverbs 2:14

14 [from] those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversity,

Proverbs 2:14 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 2:14

Who rejoice to do evil
At the doing of it, or when they have done it; they are glad of an opportunity of doing mischief, and glory when they have done it; it is a sport and pastime to them, ( Proverbs 10:2 ) ; they take pleasure in the act of sin, and have no remorse of conscience afterwards; they speak of it in an exulting manner, and boast of it, and glory in their shame; [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked:
of the wicked man, as Aben Ezra and Gersom supply it; in the perversities and contradictions of every wicked man; they not only take pleasure in their own sins, but in the sins of others, and in them that commit them; which is an aggravation of their wickedness, ( Romans 1:32 ) ; they delight to hear a man speak froward and perverse things; things against God, and Christ, and religion, against all good men, and everything that is good; against the Gospel, the doctrines and ordinances of it; and they delight to see him do things perverse and contrary to the will of God. The Vulgate Latin version renders it, "they exult in the worst things".

Proverbs 2:14 In-Context

12 rescuing you from the way of evil- from the one who says perverse things,
13 [from] those who abandon the right paths to walk in ways of darkness,
14 [from] those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversity,
15 whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.
16 It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk,
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