Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Darby Translation

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

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 life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him. 27 A man of wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire. 28 A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend.



Cross References

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

1 Samuel 25:17

And so then, know and {consider} what you should do, for evil has been decided against our master and against all his household, and he [is such] {a wicked man}, {nobody can reason with him}!"

2 Samuel 20:1

Now a man of wickedness was found there whose name [was] Sheba the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. He blew the horn and said, "There is no share for us in David, and there [is] no inheritance for us in the son of Jesse; each to his tents, O Israel!"

Psalm 17:14-15

from men by your hand, O Yahweh, from men of [this] world. Their share [is] in {this life}, and you fill their stomach [with] your treasure. They are satisfied [with] children. They bequeath their excess to their children.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit.

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Proverbs 2:4

if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure},

Proverbs 6:12

A worthless man, an evil man, goes around with {deceitful speech}.

Proverbs 6:14

perversion in his heart, he devises evil; at all times he will send out discord.

Isaiah 5:18

Ah! Those who drag iniquity along with the cords of falsehood and sin as with rope of the cart,

Habakkuk 2:13

Look! [Is it] not from Yahweh of hosts that people labor for mere fire, and nations exhaust themselves for mere vanity?

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