New International Version
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
King James Bible
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Darby Bible Translation
The lips of a righteous [man] know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.
World English Bible
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!
Proverbs 10:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable - And what they believe to be most pleasing and most profitable, that they speak, but the wicked man knows as well what is perverse, and that he speaketh forth. As the love of God is not in his heart, so the law of kindness is not on his lips.
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'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
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How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
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