Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.

King James Version

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

Holman Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate, but the mouth of the wicked, [only] what is perverse.

International Standard Version

Righteous lips know what is prudent, but the words of the wicked are perverse.

A Conservative Version

The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked [is] perverseness.

American Standard Version

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked'speaketh perverseness.

Amplified

The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous know [and therefore utter] what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked knows [and therefore speaks only] what is obstinately willful and contrary.

Bible in Basic English

The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.

Darby Translation

The lips of a righteous man know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The lips of the righteous shall know the will of God, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perversion.

Julia Smith Translation

The lips of the just one shall know acceptance: and the mouth of the unjust, perverseness.

King James 2000

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lips of the righteous know [the] acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, the perverse.

Modern King James verseion

The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing; but the mouth of the wicked what is contrary.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The lips of the righteous are occupied in acceptable things; but the mouth of the ungodly taketh them to the worst.

NET Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.

New Heart English Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.

The Emphasized Bible

The lips of the righteous, know what is pleasing, but, the mouth of the lawless, speaketh perversities.

Webster

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

World English Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.

Youngs Literal Translation

The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

31 The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 12:10

The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

Proverbs 2:12

To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 18:6-8

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

Titus 2:8

sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

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