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

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

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.

Proverbs 16:30 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shutteth his eyes to devise, etc. - He meditates deeply upon ways and means to commit sin. He shuts his eyes that he may shut out all other ideas, that his whole soul may be in this.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 6:12-14 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth...

Proverbs 10:10 He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed...

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

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

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

Matthew 14:7,8 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask...

Matthew 27:23-26 And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified...

Library
April 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
'All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.'--PROVERBS xvi. 2. 'All the ways of a man'--then there is no such thing as being conscious of having gone wrong, and having got into miry and foul ways? Of course there is; and equally of course a broad statement such as this of my text is not to be pressed into literal accuracy, but is a simple, general assertion of what we all know to be true, that we have a strange power of blinding ourselves as to what is wrong
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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