Proverbs 16:30

“He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He shutteth his eyes to deuise froward things: moouing his lips he bringeth euill to passe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who winks his eyes {does so} to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that shutteth his eyes, `it is' to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about.
- Basic English Bible

He that shutteth his eyes, [it is] to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.
- Darby Bible

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
- Webster's Bible

One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.
- World English Bible

Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; he that biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:30


16:30 Shutteth - That his thoughts may be more intent. Moving - Which is the gesture of one whose thoughts are deeply engaged.


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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