Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good. 30 He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass. 31 White hair is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:12-14

A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winks with the eye causes trouble: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 16:27

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

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people dull, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return, and be healed.

Micah 7:3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.

Matthew 13:15

For this people's heart has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Matthew 14:7-8

So that he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

Matthew 27:23-26

And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

John 3:20

For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

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