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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 103:21 bless you the LORD all you HIS hosts you ministers of HIS that do HIS pleasure PSALM 111:2 the works of the LORD are great sought out of all them --- that have pleasure therein --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth --- but had pleasure in unrighteousness 3 JOHN 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that MY children --- walk in truth PROVERBS 11:23 --the desire of the righteous-- is only good but the expectation of the wicked is wrath PSALM 10:3 for the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth
  • Geraldine Cole
    One thing we all do know Jesus has the Last word on everything in life and Death why because if we look closer we will see him in our life you see he breath on Saved and unsaved with Jesus this world would be different world we who are saved know the truth and his name Jesus you cannot get around him.You cannot go under him and you cannot go above him he is every place at the same time he is watching all
  • Lilian
    When a man's ways please the Lord He is making peace even to his enemies. Jehovah Shalom Jesus is the only Prince of Peace not even in this world giveth I will praise you Jesus forever amen
  • Cynthia
  • BSP
    Verse 32: It takes a great amount of strength to control our anger.
  • 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.

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