Proverbs 11:9
New International Version
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

New Living Translation
With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.

English Standard Version
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Berean Study Bible
With his mouth the ungodly man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

New American Standard Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

New King James Version
The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

King James Bible
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Christian Standard Bible
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

Contemporary English Version
Dishonest people use gossip to destroy their neighbors; good people are protected by their own good sense.

Good News Translation
You can be ruined by the talk of godless people, but the wisdom of the righteous can save you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

International Standard Version
By what he says, the godless person can destroy his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

NET Bible
With his speech the godless person destroys his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

New Heart English Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With his mouth an evil one destroys his neighbor, and by knowledge the righteous shall be strengthened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With his talk a godless person can ruin his neighbor, but righteous people are rescued by knowledge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With his mouth the impious man destroyeth his neighbour; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

New American Standard 1977
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour, but the just are delivered with wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

American King James Version
An hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

American Standard Version
With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare to citizens: but the understanding of righteous men is prosperous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The dissembler with his mouth deceiveth his friend: but the just shall be delivered by knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.

English Revised Version
With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Webster's Bible Translation
A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

World English Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
8The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in. 9With his mouth the ungodly man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued. 10When the righteous thrive, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in.

Proverbs 16:29
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.

Treasury of Scripture

An hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

1 Kings 13:18-22
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him…

1 Kings 22:6,22-23
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king…

Job 8:13
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

through

Proverbs 2:10-16
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; …

Proverbs 4:5,6
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…

Proverbs 6:23,24
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: …







Lexicon
With his mouth
בְּפֶ֗ה (bə·p̄eh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

the ungodly man
חָ֭נֵף (ḥā·nêp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2611: Profane, irreligious

destroys
יַשְׁחִ֣ת (yaš·ḥiṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

his neighbor,
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

but through knowledge
וּ֝בְדַ֗עַת (ū·ḇə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֥ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

are rescued.
יֵחָלֵֽצוּ׃ (yê·ḥā·lê·ṣū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen
(9) An hypocrite.--Rather, the impure, profane.

Through knowledge.--The just, by the knowledge given them by God, shall see through the fraud.

Verse 9. - An hypocrite (chaneph); simulator, Vulgate. So translated continually in Job, e.g. 8:13; 13:16, etc. Others take it to mean "profane," "godless." Such a man, by his falsehoods, insinuations, and slanders, destroys his neighbour as far as he is able (Proverbs 12:6). Septuagint, "In the mouth of the wicked is a snare for fellow citizens." Through knowledge. By the knowledge which the just possess, and which they display by judicious counsel, peace and safety are secured. Septuagint, "Knowledge affords an easy path (εὔοδος) for the just." 11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
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