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Proverbs 4:24

    Proverbs 4:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Put away from you a fraudulent mouth, and perverse lips put far from you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Put away from you an evil tongue, and let false lips be far from you.

    Webster's Revision

    Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee.

    World English Bible

    Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

    Definitions for Proverbs 4:24

    Froward - Perverse; deceitful; false.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 4:24

    A froward mouth - Beware of hastiness, anger, and rash speeches.

    And perverse lips - Do not delight in nor acquire the habit of contradicting and gainsaying; and beware of calumniating and backbiting your neighbor.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 4:24

    Speech turned from its true purpose, the wandering eye that leads on to evil, action hasty and inconsiderate, are the natural results where we do not "above all keeping keep our heart" Proverbs 4:23.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 4:24

    4:24 Mouth - All sorts of sinful words.