Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

A man of tongue shall not be prepared in the earth: a man of violence, evil shall hunt him to melt down the coverings.

New American Standard Bible

“May a slanderer not be established in the earth;
May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”

King James Version

Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Holman Bible

Do not let a slanderer stay in the land.
Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.

International Standard Version

Let not the slanderer become established in the land. May evil quickly hunt down the violent man.

A Conservative Version

An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth. Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

American Standard Version

An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Amplified


“Do not let a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil quickly hunt the violent man [to overthrow him and stop his evil acts].”

Bible in Basic English

Let not a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow.

Darby Translation

Let not the man of evil tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to his ruin.

King James 2000

Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not let a {slanderer} be established in the land; as for [the] man of violence, let evil hunt him quickly.

Modern King James verseion

Do not let an evil speaker be established in the earth; evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth; a malicious and wicked person shall be hunted away, and destroyed.

NET Bible

A slanderer will not endure on the earth; calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down.

New Heart English Bible

An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

The Emphasized Bible

As for the slanderer, let him not be established in the earth, - As for the man of wrongful violence, let misfortune hunt him with thrust upon thrust.

Webster

Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

World English Bible

An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Youngs Literal Translation

A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Rescue

10 Burning coals shall be shaken upon them; he shall cast them into fire, into whirlpools; they shall not rise up. 11 A man of tongue shall not be prepared in the earth: a man of violence, evil shall hunt him to melt down the coverings. 12 Knowing that Jehovah will do judgment to the poor one, judgment to the needy.


Cross References

Psalm 34:21

Evil shall slay the unjust one: and they hating the just one shall transgress.

Psalm 7:14-16

Behold, lie will bring forth vanity, and he conceived trouble, and he will bring forth falsehood.

Psalm 9:16

And Jehovah was known by the judgment he did: by the work of his hands the unjust was snared. Meditation. Silence.

Psalm 12:3-4

Jehovah will cut off all smooth lips, and the tongue speaking great things:

Proverbs 6:17

Eyes being lifted up; a tongue of falsehood, and hands shedding innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:13

In the transgression of the lips is the snare of evil: and the just one shall come forth out of straits.

Proverbs 13:21

Evil shall pursue the sinning: and good shall requite the just

Proverbs 17:20

The perverse of heart shall not find good: and he turning about with his tongue shall fall into evil.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life in the hand of the tongue: and they loving it shall eat its fruit

Isaiah 3:11

Wo to the unjust! evil! for the reward of his hands shall be done to him.

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