|New International Version (© 2011)|
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
King James Bible
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
American Standard Version
An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
Proverbs 17:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wicked doer giveth heed - An evil heart is disposed and ever ready to receive evil; and liars delight in lies.
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Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so...
2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...
1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.
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Proverbs 17:4 Parallel CommentariesAttention Attentive Damaging Deceit Destructive Doer Ear Evil Evildoer Evil-Doer False. Falsehood Gives Heed Heeds Iniquitous Lips Malicious Mischievous Naughty Pays Tongue Vanity Wicked WrongdoerAttention Attentive Damaging Deceit Destructive Doer Ear Evil Evildoer Evil-Doer False. Falsehood Gives Heed Heeds Iniquitous Lips Malicious Mischievous Naughty Pays Tongue Vanity Wicked WrongdoerTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 16:11 God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.