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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 TRUTH! Let us not become down hearted when a situation does not go the way intended. If we have prayed for God direction, and allow him to act in our behalf, then perhaps Jehovah God will do things in a way that will be beneficial in the long run.
  • 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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