New International Version
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.
King James Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Darby Bible Translation
In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble.
World English Bible
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips - A man who deals in lies and false oaths will sooner or later be found out to his own ruin. There is another proverb as true as this: A liar had need of a good memory; for as the truth is not in him, he says and unsays, and often contradicts himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips. or snare of the wicked is in the transgression of the lips;
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
2 Peter 2:9
if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
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