Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Proverbs 11:9

    Proverbs 11:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With his mouth the evil man sends destruction on his neighbour; but through knowledge the upright are taken out of trouble.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:9

    A hypocrite with his mouth - חנף chaneph might be better translated infidel than hypocrite. The latter is one that pretends to religion; that uses it for secular purposes. The former is one who disbelieves Divine revelation, and accordingly is polluted, and lives in pollution. This is properly the force of the original word. Such persons deal in calumny and lies, and often thus destroy the character of their neighbor. Besides, they are very zealous in propagating their own infidel notions; and thus, by this means, destroy their neighbor; but the experimental knowledge which the just have of God and his salvation prevents them from being ensnared.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:9

    Through knowledge - Better, By the knowledge of the just, shall they (i. e., the neighbors) be delivered.