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Proverbs 6:12

    Proverbs 6:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A good-for-nothing man is an evil-doer; he goes on his way causing trouble with false words;

    Webster's Revision

    A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

    World English Bible

    A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A worthless person, a man of iniquity; he walketh with a froward mouth;

    Definitions for Proverbs 6:12

    Froward - Perverse; deceitful; false.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 6:12

    A naughty person - אדם בליעל adam beliyal, "Adam good for nothing." When he lost his innocence. A man apostata; Old MS. Bible.

    A wicked man - איש און ish aven. He soon became a general transgressor after having departed from his God. All his posterity, unless restored by Divine grace, are men of Belial, and sinners by trade; and most of them, in one form or other, answer the character here given. They yield their members instruments of unrighteousness unto sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 6:12

    A naughty person - literally, "a man of Belial," i. e., a worthless man (see the Deuteronomy 13:13 note). This is the portrait of the man who is not to be trusted, whose look and gestures warn against him all who can observe. His speech is tortuous and crafty; his wink tells the accomplice that the victim is already snared; his gestures with foot and hand are half in deceit, and half in mockery.