Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,

King James Version

A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

Holman Bible

A worthless person, a wicked man
goes around speaking dishonestly,

International Standard Version

A worthless man, a wicked man, goes around with devious speech,

A Conservative Version

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth,

American Standard Version

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;


A worthless person, a wicked man, is he who goes about with a perverse (contrary, wayward) mouth.

Bible in Basic English

A good-for-nothing man is an evil-doer; he goes on his way causing trouble with false words;

Darby Translation

A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A wicked man of Belial walks with a perverse mouth.

Julia Smith Translation

A man of Belial, a man of iniquity, goes with perverseness of mouth.

King James 2000

A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A worthless man, an evil man, goes around with {deceitful speech}.

Modern King James verseion

A worthless person, a wicked man walks with a crooked mouth,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An ungodly person, a wicked man goeth with a froward mouth,

NET Bible

A worthless and wicked person walks around saying perverse things;

New Heart English Bible

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;

The Emphasized Bible

An abandoned man, a man of iniquity, is he who - goeth on in perversity of mouth;


A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

World English Bible

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;

Youngs Literal Translation

A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,


Root Form
Usage: 27

Usage: 541

Usage: 692

go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

with a froward
Usage: 2




Context Readings

Against Worthlessness

11 Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man. 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, 13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;

Cross References

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

1 Samuel 17:28

Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 73:8-9

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

Proverbs 2:12

To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

Proverbs 6:14

Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.

Proverbs 17:4

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

Jeremiah 24:2

One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs, and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten due to rottenness.

Jeremiah 24:8-10

'But like the bad figs which cannot be eaten due to rottenness--indeed, thus says the LORD--so I will abandon Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem who remain in this land and the ones who dwell in the land of Egypt.

Matthew 12:34

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Acts 20:30

and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

1 Timothy 5:13

At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

James 1:21

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

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