Proverbs 16:30
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New International Version
Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

New Living Translation
With narrowed eyes, people plot evil; with a smirk, they plan their mischief.

English Standard Version
Whoever winks his eyes plans dishonest things; he who purses his lips brings evil to pass.

New American Standard Bible
He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

King James Bible
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

International Standard Version
Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.

NET Bible
The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He winks with his eyes and devises perversions; he makes plans with his lips and perfects evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever winks his eye is plotting something devious. Whoever bites his lips has finished his evil work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; He that biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

New American Standard 1977
He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things;
            He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

King James 2000 Bible
He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

American King James Version
He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

American Standard Version
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that with fixed eyes deviseth?? wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth: evil to pass.

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

English Revised Version
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things: he that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:27,28. Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character! 29,30. Some do all the mischief they can by force and violence, and are blind to the result. 31. Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness. 32. To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy. 33. All the disposal of Providence concerning our affairs, we must look upon to be the determining what we referred to God; and we must be reconciled to them accordingly. Blessed are those that give themselves up to the will of God; for he knows what is good for them.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
29A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good. 30He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. 31A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:29
A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 16:31
A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

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Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

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