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).