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Proverbs 2:12–15

12  delivering you from the way of evil,

from men of perverted speech,

13  who forsake the paths of uprightness

to jwalk in the ways of darkness,

14  who krejoice in doing evil

and ldelight in the perverseness of evil,

15  men whose mpaths are crooked,

nand who are odevious in their ways.

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Proverbs 2:12–15 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,

from men whose words are perverse,

13 who have left the straight paths

to walk in dark ways,

14 who delight in doing wrong

and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

15 whose paths are crooked

and who are devious in their ways.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man,

From the man that speaketh froward things;

13 Who leave the paths of uprightness,

To walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice to do evil,

And delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked,

And they froward in their paths:

Proverbs 2:12–15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,

from those whose words are twisted.

13 These men turn from the right way

to walk down dark paths.

14 They take pleasure in doing wrong,

and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.

15 Their actions are crooked,

and their ways are wrong.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 To deliver you from the way of evil,

From the man who speaks perverse things,

13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness

To walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice in doing evil,

And delight in the perversity of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked,

And who are devious in their paths;

Proverbs 2:12–15 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 It will keep you from the wicked,

from those whose words are bad,

13 who don’t do what is right

but what is evil.

14 They enjoy doing wrong

and are happy to do what is crooked and evil.

15 What they do is wrong,

and their ways are dishonest.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 To deliver thee from the way of evil,

From the men that speak perverse things;

13 Who forsake the paths of uprightness,

To walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice to do evil,

And delight in the perverseness of evil;

15 Who are crooked in their ways,

And wayward in their paths:

Proverbs 2:12–15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 from those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of evil; 15 whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course:

Proverbs 2:12–15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Wisdom will save you

from the way of evil,

from the person who speaks devious things,

13 from those who abandon the paths of righteousness

to walk the ways of darkness,

14 from those who enjoy doing evil,

from those who find joy in the deviousness of evil.

15 Their paths are crooked.

Their ways are devious.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 rescuing you from the way of evil—

from the one who says perverse things,

13 from those who abandon the right paths

to walk in ways of darkness,

14 from those who enjoy doing evil

and celebrate perversion,

15 whose paths are crooked,

and whose ways are devious.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 It will save you from the way of evil,

from those who speak perversely,

13 who forsake the paths of uprightness

to walk in the ways of darkness,

14 who rejoice in doing evil

and delight in the perverseness of evil;

15 those whose paths are crooked,

and who are devious in their ways.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 in order to deliver you from the way of evil,

from a man who speaks devious things—

13 those who forsake the paths of uprightness

to walk in ways of darkness,

14 those who are happy to do evil,

for they delight in the deviousness of evil,

15 who are crooked in their ways,

and devious in their paths;

Proverbs 2:12–15 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of evil men.

It will save you from men who twist their words.

13 Men like that leave the straight paths

to walk in dark ways.

14 They take delight in doing what is wrong.

They take joy in twisting everything around.

15 Their paths are crooked.

Their ways are not straight.

Proverbs 2:12–15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 To deliver you from the way of evil,

From the man who speaks perverse things;

13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness

To walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who delight in doing evil

And rejoice in the perversity of evil;

15 Whose paths are crooked,

And who are devious in their ways;