New American Standard Bible
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
King James Bible
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;
World English Bible
A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;
Young's Literal Translation
A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A naughty person - literally, "a man of Belial," i. e., a worthless man (see the Deuteronomy 13:13 note). This is the portrait of the man who is not to be trusted, whose look and gestures warn against him all who can observe. His speech is tortuous and crafty; his wink tells the accomplice that the victim is already snared; his gestures with foot and hand are half in deceit, and half in mockery.
LibraryThe Talking Book
In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
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.
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.
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