Proverbs 16 :27

Proverbs 16 :27 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

King James Version (KJV)

An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.

Webster's Revision

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

World English Bible

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A worthless man deviseth mischief: and in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :27

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :27

An ungodly man diggeth up evil - How will the following suit?

Effodiuntur opes irritamenta malorum

"Wealth, the incitement to all evil, is digged up out the earth."

A wicked man labors as much to bring about an evil purpose, as the quarryman does to dig up stones.

In his lips - a burning fire - His words are as inflammable, in producing strife and contention among his neighbors, as fire is in igniting dry stubble.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 16 :27

The four verses speak of the same thing, and the well-known opprobrious name, the "man of Belial," stands at the head as stigmatizing the man who delights in causing the mischief of which they treat.

Diggeth up evil - i. e., Digs an evil pit for others to fall into. Compare Psalm 7:15.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :27

16:27 Diggeth up - Prosecutes his evil designs with great industry. His lips - His tongue is set on fire of hell.
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