An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked. 1
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
The godly despise the wicked; the wicked despise the godly.
Good people can't stand the sight of deliberate evil; the wicked can't stand the sight of well-chosen goodness.
An evil man is disgusting to the upright, and he who is upright is disgusting to evil-doers.
The unjust are an abomination to the righteous, but the upright are an abomination to the wicked.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.
[is] an abomination
to the just
and [he that is] upright
in the way
to the wicked
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An unjust person
is an abomination
to the righteous
, and the one
life is an abomination
to the wicked.
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1 tn Heb “who is upright in the way” (so NASB; KJV and ASV are similar). Here “in the way” refers to the course of a person’s life, hence “who lives an upright life.” Cf. NAB “he who walks uprightly.”
sn The proverb makes a simple observation on life: The righteous detest the wicked, and the wicked detest the lifestyle of the righteous. Each is troublesome to the beliefs and the activities of the other.