Proverbs 16:27

“An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

An vngodly man diggeth vp euill: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.
- Basic English Bible

A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.
- Darby Bible

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
- Webster's Bible

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
- World English Bible

A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

An ungodly man diggeth up evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:27


16:27 Diggeth up - Prosecutes his evil designs with great industry. His lips - His tongue is set on fire of hell.


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.
  • Patricia James
    This is a powerful chapter in the Lord's Book. Amen!! Hallelujah!
  • Talia Tiara Trapier
    Bless god people this is the right thing to read
  • Mani
    Thanks be the god amen
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 16:1,2,3-4; V1"The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. V.4"The Lord made all things for himself,yea even the wicked for the day of evil."Here we learn that God causes the spiritual condition of the heart, and what we speak. "day of evil" is the Day of the Lord.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things." Free will;NOT
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)

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