Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

King James Version

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

Holman Bible

One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.

International Standard Version

The person whose mind is perverse does not find good, and anyone with perverted speech falls into trouble.

A Conservative Version

He who has a wayward heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into mischief.

American Standard Version

He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good; And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

Amplified

He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.

Bible in Basic English

Nothing good comes to him whose heart is fixed on evil purposes: and he who has an evil tongue will come to trouble.

Darby Translation

He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that has a perverse heart shall never find good, and he that stirs up trouble with his tongue shall fall into evil.

Julia Smith Translation

The perverse of heart shall not find good: and he turning about with his tongue shall fall into evil.

King James 2000

He that has a crooked heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into calamity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who is crooked of heart will not find goodness, and he who is perverse, by his tongue he will fall into calamity.

Modern King James verseion

He who has a perverse heart finds no good, and he who has a crooked tongue falls into mischief.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso hath a froward heart, obtaineth no good; and he that hath an overthwart tongue, shall fall into mischief.

NET Bible

The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.

New Heart English Bible

One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.

The Emphasized Bible

The crooked in heart, shall not find good, and, he that is perverse with his tongue, shall fall into wickedness.

Webster

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

World English Bible

One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.

Youngs Literal Translation

The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עקּשׁ 
`iqqesh 
Usage: 11

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

19 He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction. 20 He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil. 21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.



Cross References

Psalm 18:26

With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.

Proverbs 3:32

For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.

Proverbs 6:12-15

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

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 10:10

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

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.



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