The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.
The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone despises a mocker.
Fools incubate sin; cynics desecrate beauty.
The purpose of the foolish is sin: and the hater of authority is disgusting to others.
The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to all.
The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
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1 tn Heb “the scheme of folly” (NIV similar). The genitive functions as an attributive genitive, meaning “foolish scheme.” But it could also be interpreted as a genitive of source, the scheme that comes from folly (or from the fool if “folly” were metonymical).
2 tn Heb “to a man”; cf. CEV “Everyone hates senseless fools.”
sn This describes evil people who flout all morality and goodness; sooner or later the public will have had enough of them.