Proverbs 12:13

“The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lippes: but the iust shall come out of trouble.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous shall come out of trouble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the sin of the lips is a net which takes the sinner, but the upright man will come out of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble.
- Darby Bible

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
- Webster's Bible

An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
- World English Bible

In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; but the righteous cometh out of trouble.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • BSP
    Verse 2: If we want to have Jehovah God's approval, we must be good according to his standards.
  • BSP
    This verse shows how much God hates liars. We must be honest in our speech and conduct in order to be pleasing to Jehovah God.
  • BSP
    Verse 23: a shrewd person knows when to speak and when not to and does not brag about what he or she knows.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT --- PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --- 15:2 HE THAT WAKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH THE TRUTH IN HIS HEART --- EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOOD NESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH
  • Bert Clayton
    Too many get pleasure at anothers'misery and suffering. Doesn't matter if human or other species of animal. Or even turning a blind eye with neglect.
  • Brianna vs. 3
    We may see a lot of wickedness in this world go unpunished, however it is not rooted. When God brings judgement, Satan and his elements will be destroyed. However, righteous individuals will be firmly rooted in the life to come. ( Psalms 37:9-11,29)

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