Proverbs 17:4

“A wicked doer giueth heed to false lips: and a liar giueth eare to a naughtie tongue.”

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Other Translations

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; [and] a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
- King James Version

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; `And' a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.
- Basic English Bible

The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
- Darby Bible

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
- Webster's Bible

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
- World English Bible

An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; and a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:4


17:4 False lips - To false accusations and calumnies, which give him occasion and encouragement to do mischief.


Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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