New American Standard Bible
A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.
King James Bible
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Darby Bible Translation
A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.
World English Bible
A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
Young's Literal Translation
A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.
Proverbs 16:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The four verses speak of the same thing, and the well-known opprobrious name, the "man of Belial," stands at the head as stigmatizing the man who delights in causing the mischief of which they treat.
Diggeth up evil - i. e., Digs an evil pit for others to fall into. Compare Psalm 7:15.
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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.
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.
A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
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