2 Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

Other Translations of Proverbs 14:2

King James Version

2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

English Standard Version

2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

The Message

2 An honest life shows respect for God; a degenerate life is a slap in his face.

New King James Version

2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

New Living Translation

2 Those who follow the right path fear the Lord ; those who take the wrong path despise him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 14:2

Commentary on Proverbs 14:2

(Read Proverbs 14:2)

Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy.