Proverbs 10:32

“The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked `speaketh' perverseness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.
- Basic English Bible

The lips of a righteous [man] know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.
- Darby Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
- Webster's Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
- World English Bible

The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is all frowardness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:32


10:32 The lips - Knowledge is here ascribed to the lips, as it is to the hands, #Psal 78:72|, because they are conducted by knowledge and wisdom. Acceptable - What is truly worthy of acceptation.


Discussion for Proverbs 10:32

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