Proverbs 17 :4

Proverbs 17 :4 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue.

King James Version (KJV)

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue.

American Standard Version (ASV)

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.

Webster's Revision

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips: and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

World English Bible

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

English Revised Version (ERV)

An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; and a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

Definitions for Proverbs 17 :4

Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.
Heed - To be careful to consider.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :4

A wicked doer giveth heed - An evil heart is disposed and ever ready to receive evil; and liars delight in lies.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 17 :4

The two clauses describe two phases of the mutual affinities of evil. The evil-doer delights in lies, the liar in bad words.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :4

17:4 False lips - To false accusations and calumnies, which give him occasion and encouragement to do mischief.
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