Proverbs 6:12

12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

Proverbs 6:12 in Other Translations

12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,
12 What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars,
12 Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths.
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, who goes around speaking dishonestly,

Proverbs 6:12 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:12

A naughty person, a wicked man
Or, "a man of Belial, a man of iniquity" F23. The former signifies an unprofitable man, a man good for nothing, that is of no use to God or man; or one that is lawless, that has thrown off the yoke of the law, and will not be subject to it; Belial is the name of the devil; and here it may design such as are his children, and will do his lusts: the latter phrase signifies one that is wholly given up to work wickedness. The characters well agree with the (anomov) , the lawless one, the man of sin and son of perdition, antichrist, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:3 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) . Who walketh with a froward mouth;
speaking perverse things, things contrary to the light of nature and reason, to law and Gospel; uttering lies, and deceit, and blasphemies against God and man; to which he has used himself, and in which he continues, as the word "walketh" signifies: so antichrist has a mouth opened in blasphemies against God and his saints, ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) .


F23 (Nwa vya leylb) "homo Belijahal, vir iniquitatis", Montanus, Vatablus, Baynus, Michaelis.

Proverbs 6:12 In-Context

10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict.
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