Proverbs 6:18

18 a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track,

Proverbs 6:18 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:18

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations
Or, "thoughts of wickedness" F5; which are framed and formed in the heart: and this being the source and fountain of all wickedness, is placed in the midst of these hateful and abominable things; (See Gill on Proverbs 6:14); evil thoughts and designs, both against God and men, are intended, which are forged and fabricated in the wicked heart of man; and may respect the depths of Satan in the antichristian beast of Rome, ( Revelation 2:24 ) ; feet that be swift in running to mischief;
to commit all manner of sin with greediness, especially murder; see ( Proverbs 1:16 ) .


F5 (Nwa twbvxm) "cogitationes iniquitatis", Montanus; "cogitationes vanitatis", Cocceius.

Proverbs 6:18 In-Context

16 Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion:
17 eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent,
18 a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track,
19 a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family. Warning on Adultery
20 Good friend, follow your father's good advice; don't wander off from your mother's teachings.
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