|New International Version (© 2011)|
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
King James Bible
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
American Standard Version
Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
Proverbs 4:24 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A froward mouth - Beware of hastiness, anger, and rash speeches.
And perverse lips - Do not delight in nor acquire the habit of contradicting and gainsaying; and beware of calumniating and backbiting your neighbor.
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Job 11:14 If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.
Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit...
Ephesians 4:25-31 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another...
Colossians 3:8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
James 1:21,26 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...
1 Peter 2:1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,
Proverbs 8:8,13 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing fraudulent or perverse in them...
Proverbs 17:20 He that has a fraudulent heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into mischief.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
Proverbs 4:24 Parallel CommentariesCorrupt Crooked Deceitful Devious Evil False. Far Froward Lips Mouth Perverse Perverseness Perversity Speech Talk Tongue Turn WaywardCorrupt Crooked Deceitful Devious Evil False. Far Froward Lips Mouth Perverse Perverseness Perversity Speech Talk Tongue Turn WaywardTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
Proverbs 6:12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
Proverbs 19:1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.