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Proverbs 6:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A heart contriving iniquitous devices, feet hasting to run into mischief;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A heart devising thoughts of vanity—Feet hasting to run to evil—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— An heart that deuiseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischiefe:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and a heart devising evil thoughts, and feet hastening to do evil,-- [are hateful to God].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
An heart 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
that deviseth 2790
{2790} Prime
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
wicked 205
{0205} Prime
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
imaginations, 4284
{4284} Prime
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
feet 7272
{7272} Prime
From H7270; a foot (as used in walking); by implication a step; by euphemism the pudenda.
that be swift 4116
{4116} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be liquid or flow easily, that is, (by implication); to hurry (in a good or bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially promptly.
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
in running 7323
{7323} Prime
A primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
to mischief, 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:16-19.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:12-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 6:18

Deviseth — He whose practice it is to contrive wickedness. Swift — Such as greedily execute their wicked designs.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 6:18

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, (h) feet that be swift in running to mischief,

(h) Meaning, the raging affections, which carry a man away in such sort that he cannot tell what he does.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
Psalms 36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these [are things] that I hate, saith the LORD.


Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths.
Romans 3:15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood:
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