Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.

New American Standard Bible

A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.

King James Version

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Holman Bible

A worthless man digs up evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire.

International Standard Version

A worthless person concocts evil gossip his lips are like a burning fire.

A Conservative Version

A worthless man devises mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

American Standard Version

A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

Amplified

A worthless man devises and digs up mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

Bible in Basic English

A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Julia Smith Translation

A man of Belial dug up evil, and upon his lips, as a burning fire.

King James 2000

An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man of wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire.

Modern King James verseion

An ungodly man plots evil, and his lips are like a burning fire.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An ungodly person stirreth up evil; and in his lips he is as a hot burning fire.

NET Bible

A wicked scoundrel digs up evil, and his slander is like a scorching fire.

New Heart English Bible

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

The Emphasized Bible

An abandoned man, diggeth up mischief, - and, upon his lips, as it were a fire is scorching.

Webster

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

World English Bible

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

Youngs Literal Translation

A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
An ungodly
בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

diggeth up
כּרה 
Karah 
Usage: 16

and in his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

there is as a burning
צרבת 
Tsarebeth 
Usage: 3

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

26 The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on. 27 A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire. 28 A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.



Cross References

James 3:6

and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

1 Samuel 25:17

And now know and consider what thou wilt do, for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household; and he is such a son of Belial, that one cannot speak to him.

2 Samuel 20:1

And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite; and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no portion in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, Israel.

Psalm 17:14-15

From men who are thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this age: their portion is in this life, and their belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure; they have their fill of sons, and leave the rest of their substance to their children.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 2:4

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:

Proverbs 6:12

A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;

Proverbs 6:14

deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords.

Isaiah 5:18

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with cart-ropes!

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

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