New American Standard Bible
He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
King James Bible
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Darby Bible Translation
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.
World English Bible
One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.
Young's Literal Translation
Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The physiognomy of the man of Belial, the half-closed eyes that never look you straight in the face, the restlessness or cunning of which biting the lips is the surest indication. Compare Proverbs 6:13.
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