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Proverbs 2:12

    Proverbs 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Giving you salvation from the evil man, from those whose words are false;

    Webster's Revision

    To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things;

    World English Bible

    to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the men that speak froward things;

    Definitions for Proverbs 2:12

    Froward - Perverse; deceitful; false.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 2:12

    The man that speaketh froward things - תהפכות tahpuchoth, things of subverston; from תפך taphach, to turn or change the course of a thing. Men who wish to subvert the state of things, whether civil or religious; who are seditious themselves, and wish to make others so. These speak much of liberty and oppression, deal greatly in broad assertions, and endeavor especially to corrupt the minds of youth.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 2:12

    The evil-doers here include not robbers and murderers only Proverbs 1:10-16, but all who leave the straight path and the open day for crooked ways, perverse counsels, deeds of darkness. "To delight etc." Proverbs 2:14 is the lowest depth of all.