Proverbs 2:12
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New International Version
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,

King James Bible
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Darby Bible Translation
To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things;

World English Bible
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;

Young's Literal Translation
To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man that speaketh froward things - תהפכות tahpuchoth, things of subverston; from תפך taphach, to turn or change the course of a thing. Men who wish to subvert the state of things, whether civil or religious; who are seditious themselves, and wish to make others so. These speak much of liberty and oppression, deal greatly in broad assertions, and endeavor especially to corrupt the minds of youth.

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Proverbs 1:10-19 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not...

Proverbs 4:14-17 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Psalm 17:4,5 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer...

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers...

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

from the man

Proverbs 3:32 For the fraudulent is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 16:28-30 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends...

Psalm 101:4 A fraudulent heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

Isaiah 59:3-5 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies...

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 6:12
A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.

Proverbs 23:33
Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things.

Proverbs 28:26
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

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