Proverbs 24:2
New International Version
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.

New Living Translation
For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble.

English Standard Version
for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.

Berean Study Bible
for their hearts devise violence, and their lips declare trouble.

King James Bible
For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

New King James Version
For their heart devises violence, And their lips talk of troublemaking.

New American Standard Bible
For their minds plot violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

NASB 1995
For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

NASB 1977
For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

Amplified Bible
For their minds plot violence, And their lips talk of trouble [for the innocent].

Christian Standard Bible
for their hearts plan violence, and their words stir up trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for their hearts plan violence, and their words stir up trouble.

American Standard Version
For their heart studieth oppression, And their lips talk of mischief.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they devise evil in their heart, and their lips speak evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For their heart meditates falsehoods, and their lips speak mischiefs.

Contemporary English Version
All they think about and talk about is violence and cruelty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because their mind studieth robberies, and their lips speak deceits.

English Revised Version
For their heart studieth oppression, and their lips talk of mischief.

Good News Translation
Causing trouble is all they ever think about; every time they open their mouth someone is going to be hurt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because their minds plot violence, and their lips talk trouble.

International Standard Version
because they plan violence, and they are always talking about trouble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For their heart studieth destruction, And their lips talk of mischief.

Literal Standard Version
For their heart meditates [on] destruction, And their lips speak perverseness.

NET Bible
for their hearts contemplate violence, and their lips speak harm.

New Heart English Bible
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.

World English Bible
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.

Young's Literal Translation
For destruction doth their heart meditate, And perverseness do their lips speak.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Envy
1Do not envy wicked men or desire their company; 2for their hearts devise violence, and their lips declare trouble. 3By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established;…

Cross References
Job 15:35
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb is pregnant with deceit."

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and violence; trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalm 38:12
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, plotting deceit all day long.

Proverbs 6:18
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil,

Isaiah 30:12
Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you have rejected this message, trusting in oppression and relying on deceit,

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and heart are set on nothing except your own dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood, on practicing extortion and oppression."


Treasury of Scripture

For their heart studies destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Proverbs 24:8
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Proverbs 6:14
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

1 Samuel 23:9
And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.









Verse 2. - For their heart studieth destruction. The grounds of the warning arc here given, as in Proverbs 1:15. "Destruction" (shod); Vulgate, rapinas, "violence" of all kinds, e.g., robbery, murder. Their lips talk of mischief; utter lies and slanders which may injure other people or bring themselves profit. Admiration of such men and intercourse with them must be repugnant to every religious soul. The LXX. refers the verse to evil imaginations issuing in evil talk; "For their heart meditates falsehoods, and their lips speak mischiefs (πόνους)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

their hearts
לִבָּ֑ם (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

devise
יֶהְגֶּ֣ה (yeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

violence,
שֹׁ֭ד (šōḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

and their lips
שִׂפְתֵיהֶ֥ם (śip̄·ṯê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

declare
תְּדַבֵּֽרְנָה׃ (tə·ḏab·bê·rə·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

trouble.
וְ֝עָמָ֗ל (wə·‘ā·māl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind


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