Proverbs 3:32

For the forward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
– Proverbs 3:32

Verse 32 explains why we are to neither envy oppressors nor choose their ways. Froward means to turn aside and this describes the ways of the oppressor. He has turned aside from the path of wisdom to walk in the crooked way of folly. An abomination is something abhorrent to God, something contrary to his nature, which he detests. Such is the way of the oppressor. The oppressor’s way is contrasted with the way of the righteous, which is straight or just. The righteous are walking in the way of wisdom and consequently have the secret of the Lord. Secret here refers to something that has to be revealed in order to know it (Psalm 25:14; Matthew 11:25-27).

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Proverbs 2:15

Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
– Proverbs 2:15

Solomon continues describing the way of the evil man. Crooked means twisted or distorted. Froward means to depart. In their twisted way, they depart from the path and way of wisdom. Wisdom works not only to keep us from the crooked way but from the evil man that goes in the crooked way as well.

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