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

  • 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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