Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

King James Version

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Holman Bible

The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions;
the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

International Standard Version

Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.

A Conservative Version

He who shuts his eyes devises perverse things. He who moves his lips brings evil to pass.

American Standard Version

He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

Amplified

He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips [as if in concealment] brings evil to pass.

Bible in Basic English

He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about.

Darby Translation

He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

Julia Smith Translation

Closing his eyes to purpose perverseness: biting his lips he completed evil.

King James 2000

He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who winks his eyes [does so in order] to plan perverse things; he who purses his lips will bring evil to pass.

Modern King James verseion

He shuts his eyes to think of perverse things; moving his lips, he brings evil to pass.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief; and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.

NET Bible

The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

New Heart English Bible

One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Closing his eyes, to devise perverse things, biting his lips, he hath plotted mischief.

Webster

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

World English Bible

One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצה 
`atsah 
Usage: 1

תּהפּכה 
Tahpukah 
Usage: 10

קרץ 
Qarats 
Usage: 5

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

29 A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good. 30 He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. 31 A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:12-14

A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,

Proverbs 10:10

He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

Proverbs 16:27

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

Isaiah 6:10

"Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

Matthew 13:15

FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'

Matthew 14:7-8

so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.

Matthew 27:23-26

And he said, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they kept shouting all the more, saying, "Crucify Him!"

John 3:20

"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

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