Parallel Verses

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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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.

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 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 the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.


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Cross References

Ecclesiastes 12:10

The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.

Proverbs 2:12

rescuing you from the way of evil—
from the one who says perverse things,

Proverbs 11:11

A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,
but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly,
like a piercing sword;
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Proverbs 15:28

The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.

Proverbs 18:6-8

A fool’s lips lead to strife,
and his mouth provokes a beating.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious,
but the lips of a fool consume him.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity.”

Titus 2:8

Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

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