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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 2:14

 

 

Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

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".


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight h in the frowardness of the wicked;

(h) When they see any given to evil as they are.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/proverbs-2.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

and that with pleasure, in ignorance of good and pursuit of evil.

frowardness — Not only their own perversity, but that of others is their delight. They love most the worst things.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Ver. 14. Who rejoice to do evil.] It is their meat, drink, sport; [Proverbs 4:27; Proverbs 10:23] they cannot be merry unless the devil be their play fellow. This is reckoned as an aggravation of Jerusalem’s sin: "When thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest." [Jeremiah 11:15] But better is the sorrow of him that suffereth evil than the jollity of him that doth evil, saith Augustine. (a)


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Who rejoice to do evil; seeking and embracing occasions of sin with diligence and greediness, and pleasing themselves both in the practice and remembrance of sin; whereas upright men abhor and watch against all occasions of sin beforehand, and mourn bitterly for it afterwards.

Delight in the frowardness of the wicked; not only in their own sins, but in the sins of other wicked men, which shows a greater malignity of mind and love to sin. See Romans 1:32.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-2.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Evil. These signs prove whom we ought to shun. St. Augustine depicts his own conduct before his conversion in the darkest colours. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/proverbs-2.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wicked. Same word as "evil", Proverbs 2:12.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-2.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Who rejoice to do evil, (and) delight in the frowardness of the wicked - (Proverbs 10:23; Isaiah 3:9; Jeremiah 11:15. end.) Thus, Ahab "sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up" (1 Kings 21:25). It is a just judgment of God to give up to their own delusion them "that have pleasure in unrighteousness" (2 Thessalonians 2:12). Delight," exult, leap with joy at hearing of frowardness of other wicked men. So Romans 1:32. But the end is death. Their leap for joy, says Cornelius a Lapide, is like that of those bitten with the tarantula in Appulia, who leap, and leaping die. (Contrast Psalms 40:8, "I delight to do thy will, O my God.") The godly grieve bitterly, like Peter, when they are overtaken in a fault.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) Delight in the frowardness of the wicked.—This positive taking pleasure in evil is mentioned by St. Paul (Romans 1:32) as the last stage of degradation.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-2.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
rejoice
10:23; Jeremiah 11:15; Habakkuk 1:15; Zephaniah 3:11; 1 Corinthians 13:6
and
Hosea 7:3; Luke 22:4,5; Romans 1:32

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-2.html.

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