Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


He who [maliciously] winks the eye [of evil intent] causes trouble;
And the babbling fool [who is arrogant and thinks himself wise] will come to ruin.

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.

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 uprightly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known. 10 He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall. 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.



Cross References

Psalm 35:19

Let not those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me. Neither let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.

Proverbs 6:13

who winks with his eyes, who speaks with his feet, who makes signs with his fingers,

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall.

Job 15:12

Why does thy heart carry thee away? And why do thine eyes flash,

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for stripes.

Proverbs 18:21

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

3 John 1:10

Because of this, if I come, I will remember his works that he does, prating against us with evil words. And not being satisfied in these, he himself does not even accept the brothers, and he forbids those who would, and expels them

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