Proverbs 2:12
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New International Version
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,

New Living Translation
Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.

English Standard Version
delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech,

New American Standard Bible
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

King James Bible
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
rescuing you from the way of evil-- from the one who says perverse things,

International Standard Version
delivering you from the way of evil, from men who speak perverse things,

NET Bible
to deliver you from the way of the wicked, from those speaking perversity,

New Heart English Bible
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That you may be delivered from evil ways and from men speaking contradictions

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Wisdom will] save you from the way of evil, from the person who speaks devious things,

JPS Tanakh 1917
To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak froward things;

New American Standard 1977
To deliver you from the way of evil,
            From the man who speaks perverse things;

Jubilee Bible 2000
to deliver thee from the evil way, from the man that speaks perversion,

King James 2000 Bible
To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks perverse things;

American King James Version
To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things;

American Standard Version
To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man that speaketh perverse things:

Darby Bible Translation
To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things;

English Revised Version
To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the men that speak froward things;

Webster's Bible Translation
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

World English Bible
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;

Young's Literal Translation
To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
11Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, 12To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things; 13From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness;…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:12
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.

Proverbs 23:33
Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.

Proverbs 28:26
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
Treasury of Scripture

To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things;

deliver

Proverbs 1:10-19 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not…

Proverbs 4:14-17 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Psalm 17:4,5 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept …

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

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Proverbs 3:32 For the fraudulent is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is …

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the …

Proverbs 16:28-30 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends…

Psalm 101:4 A fraudulent heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

Isaiah 59:3-5 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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