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Proverbs 17:4

    Proverbs 17:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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

    An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous 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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 17:4

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