Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 [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 Whoever walks in integrity lives prudently, but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed. 10 Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down. 11 What the righteous say is a flowing fountain, but what the wicked say conceals violence.



Cross References

Psalm 35:19

Do not let my deceitful enemies gloat over me, nor let those who hate me without justification mock me with their eyes.

Proverbs 6:13

winking with his eyes, making signs with his feet, pointing with his fingers,

Proverbs 10:8

The wise person accepts commands, but the chattering fool will be brought down.

Job 15:12

Why have your emotions carried you away? And why do your eyes flash

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's words bring strife, and his mouth invites fighting.

Proverbs 18:21

The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

3 John 1:10

For this reason, when I come I will call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with that, he refuses to receive the brothers. He even tries to stop those who want to accept them and throws them out of the church.

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