New International Version
A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
King James Bible
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;
World English Bible
A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;
Young's Literal Translation
A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A naughty person - אדם בליעל adam beliyal, "Adam good for nothing." When he lost his innocence. A man apostata; Old MS. Bible.
A wicked man - איש און ish aven. He soon became a general transgressor after having departed from his God. All his posterity, unless restored by Divine grace, are men of Belial, and sinners by trade; and most of them, in one form or other, answer the character here given. They yield their members instruments of unrighteousness unto sin.
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A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
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