Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.


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International Standard Version

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

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 righteous know (speak) what is acceptable,
But the mouth of the wicked knows (speaks) what is perverted (twisted).

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.

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 a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off. 32 The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked [is] perverseness.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 12:10

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly--words of truth.

Proverbs 2:12

to deliver thee from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things,

Proverbs 11:11

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 12:18

There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out folly.

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of a righteous man meditates to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 18:6-8

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow himself up.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.

Titus 2:8

sound speech, irreproachable, so that the man of opposition may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

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