New American Standard Bible
An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
King James Bible
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Darby Bible Translation
The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
World English Bible
An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
Proverbs 17:4 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The two clauses describe two phases of the mutual affinities of evil. The evil-doer delights in lies, the liar in bad words.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
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