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Proverbs 10:32

    Proverbs 10:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaks frowardness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked'speaketh perverseness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.

    Webster's Revision

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked'speaketh perverseness.

    World English Bible

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:32

    The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable - And what they believe to be most pleasing and most profitable, that they speak, but the wicked man knows as well what is perverse, and that he speaketh forth. As the love of God is not in his heart, so the law of kindness is not on his lips.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:32

    Know - i. e., "Know, and therefore utter." So, in like manner, the "mouth of the wicked" knows, and therefore speaks frowardness, and that only.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:32

    10:32 The lips - Knowledge is here ascribed to the lips, as it is to the hands, Psal 78:72, because they are conducted by knowledge and wisdom. Acceptable - What is truly worthy of acceptation.