Proverbs 2:14

14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

Proverbs 2:14 in Other Translations

14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
14 who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,
14 They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
14 These losers who make a game of evil and throw parties to celebrate perversity,
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 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 10:23; Proverbs 15:21; Jeremiah 11:15
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