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Proverbs 16:30

    Proverbs 16:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about.

    Webster's Revision

    He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

    World English Bible

    One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things: he that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

    Definitions for Proverbs 16:30

    Froward - Perverse; deceitful; false.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16:30

    He shutteth his eyes to devise, etc. - He meditates deeply upon ways and means to commit sin. He shuts his eyes that he may shut out all other ideas, that his whole soul may be in this.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:30

    The physiognomy of the man of Belial, the half-closed eyes that never look you straight in the face, the restlessness or cunning of which biting the lips is the surest indication. Compare Proverbs 6:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 16:30

    16:30 Shutteth - That his thoughts may be more intent. Moving - Which is the gesture of one whose thoughts are deeply engaged.