Proverbs 11:9
New International Version
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

New Living Translation
With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.

English Standard Version
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Berean Study Bible
With his mouth the ungodly man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

King James Bible
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

New King James Version
The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

New American Standard Bible
With his mouth the godless person destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be rescued.

NASB 1995
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

NASB 1977
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

Amplified Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge and discernment the righteous will be rescued.

Christian Standard Bible
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

American Standard Version
With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With his mouth an evil one destroys his neighbor, and by knowledge the righteous shall be strengthened.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare to citizens: but the understanding of righteous men is prosperous.

Contemporary English Version
Dishonest people use gossip to destroy their neighbors; good people are protected by their own good sense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The dissembler with his mouth deceiveth his friend: but the just shall be delivered by knowledge.

English Revised Version
With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Good News Translation
You can be ruined by the talk of godless people, but the wisdom of the righteous can save you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With his talk a godless person can ruin his neighbor, but righteous people are rescued by knowledge.

International Standard Version
By what he says, the godless person can destroy his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With his mouth the impious man destroyeth his neighbour; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Literal Standard Version
A hypocrite corrupts his friend with the mouth, And the righteous are drawn out by knowledge.

NET Bible
With his speech the godless person destroys his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

New Heart English Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

World English Bible
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
8The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in. 9With his mouth the ungodly man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued. 10When the righteous thrive, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.…

Cross References
Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in.

Proverbs 16:29
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.


Treasury of Scripture

An hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

1 Kings 13:18-22
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him…

1 Kings 22:6,22-23
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king…

Job 8:13
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

through

Proverbs 2:10-16
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; …

Proverbs 4:5,6
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…

Proverbs 6:23,24
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: …









(9) An hypocrite.--Rather, the impure, profane.

Through knowledge.--The just, by the knowledge given them by God, shall see through the fraud.

Verse 9. - An hypocrite (chaneph); simulator, Vulgate. So translated continually in Job, e.g. 8:13; 13:16, etc. Others take it to mean "profane," "godless." Such a man, by his falsehoods, insinuations, and slanders, destroys his neighbour as far as he is able (Proverbs 12:6). Septuagint, "In the mouth of the wicked is a snare for fellow citizens." Through knowledge. By the knowledge which the just possess, and which they display by judicious counsel, peace and safety are secured. Septuagint, "Knowledge affords an easy path (εὔοδος) for the just."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With his mouth
בְּפֶ֗ה (bə·p̄eh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

the ungodly man
חָ֭נֵף (ḥā·nêp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2611: Profane, irreligious

destroys
יַשְׁחִ֣ת (yaš·ḥiṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

his neighbor,
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

but through knowledge
וּ֝בְדַ֗עַת (ū·ḇə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֥ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

are rescued.
יֵחָלֵֽצוּ׃ (yê·ḥā·lê·ṣū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen


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