New International Version
A wicked person listens to deceitful 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wicked doer giveth heed - An evil heart is disposed and ever ready to receive evil; and liars delight in lies.
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LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
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