8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Other Translations of Proverbs 24:8

New International Version

8 Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer.

English Standard Version

8 Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.

The Message

8 The person who's always cooking up some evil soon gets a reputation as prince of rogues.

New King James Version

8 He who plots to do evil Will be called a schemer.

New Living Translation

8 A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 24:8

Commentary on Proverbs 24:7-9

(Read Proverbs 24:7-9)

A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so.