Proverbs 4:24

24 Put away from you 1crooked speech, and put 2devious talk far from you.

Proverbs 4:24 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from thee a froward mouth
A mouth speaking froward and perverse things; things contrary to right reason, to the law of God, and Gospel of Christ; blasphemies against God or men; every thing that is untrue, unchaste, unjust, foolish, and filthy; all swearing, lying, and everything that is repugnant to truth and justice. Some understand it of men that are liars, blasphemers, and froward persons, who are to be shunned and avoided, and to be debarred the houses and society of good men; and perverse lips put far from thee;
do not make use of them thyself, nor keep company with men of such a character. Much the same thing is meant as before.

Proverbs 4:24 In-Context

22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

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