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

  • 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)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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