Proverbs 11:9

“An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.”

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Other Translations

An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
- King James Version

With {his} mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
- Youngs Literal Bible

With his mouth the impious man destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:9


11:9 Delivered - From the infection of the hypocrite's evil counsel.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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