New International Version
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
King James Bible
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Put away from thee perverseness of mouth, and corrupt lips put far from thee.
World English Bible
Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A froward mouth - Beware of hastiness, anger, and rash speeches.
And perverse lips - Do not delight in nor acquire the habit of contradicting and gainsaying; and beware of calumniating and backbiting your neighbor.
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A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
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