Job 20:12
Contemporary English Version
Sinners love the taste of sin; they relish every bite

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue.

New American Bible
Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, and he hides it under his tongue,

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For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue.

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Job 15:16 How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Genesis 3:6 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat.

Proverbs 9:17,18 And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell. . . .

Proverbs 20:17 The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment.

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Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow.

Psalm 109:17,18 But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death. . . .

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
11His bones shall be filled with the vices of his youth, and they shall sleep with him in the dust. 12For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue.13He will spare it, and not leave it, and will hide it in his throat.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 11:12
Then David said to Urias: Tarry here to day, and to morrow I will send thee away. Urias tarried in Jerusalem that day and the next.

Job 15:16
How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow.

Proverbs 19:28
An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

Jeremiah 2:19
Thy own wickedness shall reprove thee, and thy apostasy shall rebuke thee. Know thou, and see that it is an evil and a bitter thing for thee, to have left the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not with thee, saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Additional Translations
Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he conceals it under his tongue,Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

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

Though evil be sweet in his mouth, though he will hide it under his tongue;

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

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

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

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

Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,
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