New Living Translation
Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:4 False lips - To false accusations and calumnies, which give him occasion and encouragement to do mischief.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
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God has handed me over to sinners. He has tossed me into the hands of the wicked.
Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.
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