Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

American Standard Version

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

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 to listen to instruction, my child, {and you will stray} from sayings of knowledge. 28 A worthless witness will mock justice, and the mouth of the wicked will devour iniquity. 29 Judgments are prepared for the scoffers, and flogging for the back of fools.



Cross References

Job 15:16

{How much less} he who is abominable and corrupt, a man drinking wickedness like water.

Job 34:7

What man [is] like Job, who drinks scorn like water?

Job 20:12-13

"Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue,

1 Kings 21:10

Seat two men, {scoundrels}, opposite him. Let them witness against him saying, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then you shall bring him out and stone him so that he dies."

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two men, {scoundrels}, came, sat opposite him, and the {scoundrels} witnessed against Naboth before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king," so they brought him outside of the city and stoned him with stones, and he died.

Psalm 10:5

His ways endure at all times. Your judgments are aloof from him. [As for] all his enemies, he scoffs at them.

Psalm 10:11

He says in his heart, "God has forgotten. He has hidden his face. He never sees."

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of him who understands will seek knowledge, but the faces of fools, they will feed on folly.

Isaiah 28:14-18

Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, men of mockery, rulers of these people in Jerusalem:

Hosea 4:8

{They feed on the sin of my people}, {they are greedy} for their iniquity.

Luke 18:2-4

saying, "There was a certain judge in a certain town who did not fear God and did not respect people.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they secretly instigated men who said, "We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"

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