Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

New American Standard Bible

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

King James Version

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Holman Bible

A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

International Standard Version

Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.

A Conservative Version

An evil-doer gives heed to wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

American Standard Version

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

Amplified

An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.

Bible in Basic English

A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.

Julia Smith Translation

He doing evil attends upon, lips of vanity; he lying feeds upon a tongue of mischief

King James 2000

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who does evil listens to lips of wickedness, [and] the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.

Modern King James verseion

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; a liar gives ear to an evil tongue.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wicked body giveth audience to false lips; and a dissembling person giveth ear to a deceitful tongue.

NET Bible

One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue.

New Heart English Bible

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

The Emphasized Bible

Discord, giveth heed to the aggrieving lip, - Falsehood, giveth ear to the destroying tongue.

Webster

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

World English Bible

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Youngs Literal Translation

An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רעע 
Ra`a` 
Usage: 98

קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

and a liar
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

אזן 
'azan 
Usage: 42

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts. 4 The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue. 5 Whoso mocketh a poor man reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:4

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;

1 John 4:5

They are of the world; for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

Isaiah 30:10

who say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things; speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits;

1 Kings 22:6-28

And the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and said to them, Shall I go against Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up, and the Lord will give it into the king's hand.

Jeremiah 5:31

the prophets prophesy falsehood, and the priests rule by their means; and my people love to have it so. But what will ye do in the end thereof?

1 Samuel 22:7-11

Then Saul said to his servants that stood by him, Hear now, ye Benjaminites: will the son of Jesse give every one of you also fields and vineyards? Will he make you all captains of thousands and captains of hundreds,

Revelation 13:3-8

and one of his heads was as slain to death, and his wound of death had been healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast.

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