New International Version
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.
King James Bible
For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Darby Bible Translation
for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
World English Bible
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.
Young's Literal Translation
For destruction doth their heart meditate, And perverseness do their lips speak.
Proverbs 24:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have stricken me - Though beat and abused, full of pain, and exhibiting a frightful figure; yet so drunk was he, as to be insensible who had struck him: still, after all this abuse and disgrace, he purposes to embrace the next opportunity of repeating his excesses! Sin makes a man contemptible in life, miserable in death, and wretched to all eternity. Is it not strange, then, that men should Love it?
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."
His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit,
"But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."
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