Proverbs 15:9

9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

Proverbs 15:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
ESV
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
NLT
9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness.
MSG
9 A life frittered away disgusts God; he loves those who run straight for the finish line.
CSB
9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 15:9 In-Context

7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts!

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 6:16
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 7:13; S Proverbs 11:20; Proverbs 21:21; 1 Timothy 6:11
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