Proverbs 17:4
Good News Translation
Evil people listen to evil ideas, and liars listen to lies.

Contemporary English Version
Troublemakers listen to troublemakers, and liars listen to liars.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.

New American Bible
The evildoer gives heed to wicked lips, the liar, to a mischievous tongue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

1 Samuel 22:17-11 And the king said to the messengers that stood about him: Turn, and kill the priests of the Lord, for their hand is with David, because they knew that he was fled, and they told it not to me. And the king's servants would not put forth their hands against the priests of the Lord. . . .

1 Kings 22:6 Then the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and he said to them: Shall I go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or shall I forbear? They answered: Go up, and the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.

Isaiah 30:10 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done in the end thereof?

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears: . . .

1 John 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore of the world they speak: and the world heareth them.

Revelation 13:3-8 And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death: and his death's wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast. . . .

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
3As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts. 4The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.5He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker: and he that rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.…
Cross References
Job 16:11
God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked.

Proverbs 14:15
The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.

Additional Translations
A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar gives ear to a destructive tongue.A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue.

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

A bad man hearkens to the tongue of transgressors: but a righteous man attends not to false lips.

The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; and a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
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