Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.

King James Version

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

Holman Bible

A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.

International Standard Version

A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the wicked person feeds on iniquity.

A Conservative Version

A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

American Standard Version

A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.

Amplified

A worthless witness scoffs at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

Bible in Basic English

A good-for-nothing witness makes sport of the judge's decision: and the mouth of evil-doers sends out evil like a stream.

Darby Translation

A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.

Julia Smith Translation

A witness of Belial shall mock judgment: and the mouth of the unjust will swallow down iniquity.

King James 2000

An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A worthless witness will mock justice, and the mouth of the wicked will devour iniquity.

Modern King James verseion

An ungodly witness scorns judgment, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A false witness laugheth judgement to scorn; and the mouth of the ungodly eateth up wickedness.

NET Bible

A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

New Heart English Bible

A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.

The Emphasized Bible

An abandoned witness, scorneth justice, and, the mouth of lawless men, swalloweth iniquity.

Webster

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

World English Bible

A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.

Youngs Literal Translation

A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

and the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

בּלע 
Bala` 
Usage: 49

References

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge. 28 A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity. 29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.



Cross References

Job 15:16

How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Job 34:7

"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,

Job 20:12-13

"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

1 Kings 21:10

and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king ' Then take him out and stone him to death."

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

Psalm 10:5

His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

Psalm 10:11

He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."

Proverbs 15:14

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

Isaiah 28:14-18

Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, O scoffers, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,

Hosea 4:8

They feed on the sin of My people And direct their desire toward their iniquity.

Luke 18:2-4

saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."



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