Proverbs 21:8
Good News Translation
Guilty people walk a crooked path; the innocent do what is right.

New Revised Standard Version
The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is right.

Contemporary English Version
All crooks are liars, but anyone who is innocent will do right.

New American Bible
One’s path may be winding and unfamiliar, but one’s conduct is blameless and right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.


Genesis 6:5,6,12 And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, . . .

Job 15:14-16 What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just? . . .

Psalm 14:2,3 The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there be any that understand and seek God. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:29 Only this I have found, that God made man right, and he hath entangled himself with an infinity of questions. Who is as the wise man? and who hath known the resolution of the word?

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the sun, that the same things happen to all men: whereby also the hearts of the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal and walk you not according to man?

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief: . . .

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.


Proverbs 15:26 Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.

Proverbs 30:12 A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the clean of heart: they shall see God.

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known.

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Titus 1:15 All things are clean to the clean: but to them that are defiled and to unbelievers, nothing is clean: but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

Titus 3:5 Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost.

1 Peter 1:22,23 Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly: . . .

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is just, know ye, that every one also who doth justice is born of him.

1 John 3:3 And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.

The King's Heart
7The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment. 8The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.9It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:15
That thou mayst be delivered from the strange woman, and from the stranger, who softeneth her words;

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Proverbs 21:7
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