New American Standard Bible
Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.
King James Bible
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Put away from thee perverseness of mouth, and corrupt lips put far from thee.
World English Bible
Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Speech turned from its true purpose, the wandering eye that leads on to evil, action hasty and inconsiderate, are the natural results where we do not "above all keeping keep our heart" Proverbs 4:23.
LibraryKeeping and Kept
'Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.'--PROVERBS iv. 23. 'Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.'--1 PETER 1. 5. The former of these texts imposes a stringent duty, the latter promises divine help to perform it. The relation between them is that between the Law and the Gospel. The Law commands, the Gospel gives power to obey. The Law pays no attention to man's weakness, and points no finger to the source of strength. Its office is to set clearly …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
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