Proverbs 19:28
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New International Version
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

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.

Proverbs 19:28 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Cease, my son - Hear nothing that would lead thee away from God and his truth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an ungodly witness or a witness of Belial

1 Kings 21:10,13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king...

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God...


Psalm 10:5,11 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them...

Isaiah 28:14-18 Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem...

Luke 18:2-4 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man...


Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Job 20:12,13 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue...

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Hosea 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Job 15:16
how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water!

Job 20:12
"Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,

Job 20:13
though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth,

Job 34:7
Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn like water?

Proverbs 19:27
Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

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