Proverbs 16:30
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New International Version
Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.


New American Standard Bible
He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.


King James Bible
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.


International Standard Version
Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.


American Standard Version
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that with fixed eyes deviseth?? wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth: evil to pass.


Darby Bible Translation
He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.


Young's Literal Translation
Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
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Context
The Tongue's Answer is From the Lord

1The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits. 3Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established. 4The LORD has made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil. 5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 6By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. 7When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 9A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps. 10A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment. 11A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work. 12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right. 14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 15In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul. 18Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 19Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he. 21The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning. 22Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly. 23The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. 24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 26He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him. 27An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends. 29A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good. 30He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass. 31The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. 32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city. 33The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Cross References
Proverbs 16:29
A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.


Proverbs 16:31
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.


Treasury of Scripture

He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

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Proverbs 6:12-14 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth...

Proverbs 10:10 He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed...

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

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Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

Matthew 14:7,8 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask...

Matthew 27:23-26 And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified...

Strong's Concordance
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
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Proverbs Chapter 16 Verse 30

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 16:30 One who winks his eyes to plot (Prov. Pro Pr)
Proverbs 16:29
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