4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Read Proverbs 17:4 Using Other Translations

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.