Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

King James Version

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Holman Bible

A sly wink of the eye causes grief,
and foolish lips will be destroyed.

International Standard Version

Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.

A Conservative Version

He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

American Standard Version

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.

Amplified

He who winks with the eye [craftily and with malice] causes sorrow; the foolish of lips will fall headlong but he who boldly reproves makes peace.

Bible in Basic English

He who makes signs with his eyes is a cause of trouble, but he who makes a man see his errors is a cause of peace.

Darby Translation

He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that winks with the eye causes sorrow, and he that speaks foolishness shall fall.

Julia Smith Translation

He pinching the eye shall give pain: and the foolish of lips shall fall.

King James 2000

He that winks with the eye causes trouble: but a prating fool shall fall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The winking of an eye causes trouble, and the foolishness of lips comes to ruin.

Modern King James verseion

He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that winketh with his eye, will do some harm; but he that hath a foolish mouth shall be beaten.

NET Bible

The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

New Heart English Bible

One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

The Emphasized Bible

He that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow, and, he that is foolish with his lips, shall be thrust aside.

Webster

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

World English Bible

One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרץ 
Qarats 
Usage: 5

with the eye
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

עצּבת 
`atstsebeth 
Usage: 5

but a prating
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

9 He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out. 10 He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.



Cross References

Psalm 35:19

Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

Proverbs 6:13

Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;

Proverbs 10:8

The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.

Job 15:12

"Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash,

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

3 John 1:10

For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.

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