Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified


A wicked and worthless witness mocks justice,
And the mouth of the wicked spreads 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.

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
An ungodly
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

Hastings

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction Only to err from the words of knowledge. 28 A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. 29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.



Cross References

Job 15:16

How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, A man that drinketh iniquity like water!

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, Who drinketh up scoffing like water,

Job 20:12-13

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue,

1 Kings 21:10

and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst curse God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him to death.

1 Kings 21:13

And the two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him: and the base fellows bare witness against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did curse God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones.

Psalm 10:5

His ways are firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

Psalm 10:11

He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it.

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.

Isaiah 28:14-18

Wherefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scoffers, that rule this people that is in Jerusalem:

Hosea 4:8

They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Luke 18:2-4

saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man:

Acts 6:11-13

Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

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