Proverbs 6:14

14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict.

Proverbs 6:14 in Other Translations

14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;
14 Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble.
14 Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty, always stirring up trouble.
14 who plots evil with perversity in his heart- he stirs up trouble constantly.

Proverbs 6:14 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:14

Frowardness [is] in his heart
Or perverse things; evil habits and principles of sin; all manner of wickedness, errors and heresies; things contrary to right reason, repugnant to the will and law of God, and the reverse of sound doctrine; all evil thoughts and evil things; see ( Matthew 15:19 ) ; he deviseth mischief continually;
against his neighbours, and especially against good men; he is continually planning schemes, contriving methods, ways, and means, how to disturb, distress, and ruin men; being a true child of Belial, or of the devil, his heart is the forge where he is continually framing wickedness in one shape or another; and the ground which he is always ploughing up and labouring at to bring forth sin and wickedness, and with which it is fruitful; he soweth discord;
or "strifes" F26: the Syriac version adds, "between two"; which Jarchi interprets between a man and his Maker; rather between a man and his neighbour; between one friend and another; between husband and wife, parents and children, brethren and brethren, magistrates and subjects; between kings and princes of the earth in which sort of work the man of sin, antichrist, has been very busy. The Targum is, "he casteth out strifes", as firebrands among men. The words in the Hebrew text are, "he sendeth out discord", or "strife" F1; these are the messengers sent out by him to make mischief.


F26 (Myndm) "contentiones", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Mercerus, Gejerus; "jurgia", V. L. "lites", Baynus, Cocceius; "litigia", Schultens.
F1 (xlvy) "mittet", Pagninus, Montanus; "immittit", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Mercerus, Gejerus, Schultens, Michaelis.

Proverbs 6:14 In-Context

12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict.
15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.
16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 140:2; Micah 2:1
  • 2. ver 16-19