New American Standard Bible
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
King James Bible
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Darby Bible Translation
The lips of a righteous man know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.
World English Bible
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Know - i. e., "Know, and therefore utter." So, in like manner, the "mouth of the wicked" knows, and therefore speaks frowardness, and that only.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;
Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.
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