Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge. 28 A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity. 29 Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.



Cross References

Job 15:16

how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

Job 20:12-13

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

1 Kings 21:10

Set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king!' Then carry him out, and stone him to death."

1 Kings 21:13

The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him. The base fellows testified against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" Then they carried him out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones.

Psalm 10:5

His ways are prosperous at all times. He is haughty, and your laws are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.

Psalm 10:11

He says in his heart, "God has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it."

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Isaiah 28:14-18

Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you scoffers, that rule this people 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 a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.

Acts 6:11-13

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

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