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

  • Lila Beltz
    I think Proverbs 16:18 Tells us that we need to be humble in our thinking of our self's because when we get to thinking we are better then we really are we are going to fall because God hates arrogant spirit that people develop.
  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

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