New American Standard Bible
A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
King James Bible
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.
World English Bible
A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation
A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ungodly witness - literally, "Witness of Belial," "worthless," "untruthful."
Devoureth iniquity - Seizes on it eagerly, as a dainty, lives on it.
LibraryHow the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!
"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,
Though he desires it and will not let it go, But holds it in his mouth,
"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,
Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
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