Proverbs 6:12–15

12  vA worthless person, a wicked man,

goes about with wcrooked speech,

13  xwinks with his eyes, signals3 with his feet,

points with his finger,

14  with yperverted heart zdevises evil,

continually asowing discord;

15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;

bin a moment he will be broken cbeyond healing.

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Proverbs 6:12–15 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;

he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 A naughty person, a wicked man,

Walketh with a froward mouth.

13 He winketh with his eyes,

He speaketh with his feet,

He teacheth with his fingers;

14 Frowardness is in his heart,

He deviseth mischief continually;

He soweth discord.

15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly;

Suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 What are worthless and wicked people like?

They are constant liars,

13 signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye,

a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.

14 Their perverted hearts plot evil,

and they constantly stir up trouble.

15 But they will be destroyed suddenly,

broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 A worthless person, a wicked man,

Walks with a perverse mouth;

13 He winks with his eyes,

He shuffles his feet,

He points with his fingers;

14 Perversity is in his heart,

He devises evil continually,

He sows discord.

15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly;

Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 Some people are wicked and no good.

They go around telling lies,

13 winking with their eyes, tapping with their feet,

and making signs with their fingers.

14 They make evil plans in their hearts

and are always starting arguments.

15 So trouble will strike them in an instant;

suddenly they will be so hurt no one can help them.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — American Standard Version (ASV)

12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity,

Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

13 That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet,

That maketh signs with his fingers;

14 In whose heart is perverseness,

Who deviseth evil continually,

Who soweth discord.

15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly;

On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth; 13 he winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 14 deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords. 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly: in a moment shall he be broken, and without remedy.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 A good-for-nothing scoundrel is a person who has a dishonest mouth. 

13 He winks his eye, 

makes a signal with his foot, 

⸤and⸥ points with his fingers. 

14 He devises evil all the time with a twisted mind. 

He spreads conflict. 

15 That is why disaster will come on him suddenly. 

In a moment he will be crushed beyond recovery. 

Proverbs 6:12–15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 A worthless person, a wicked man

goes around speaking dishonestly,

13 winking his eyes, signaling with his feet,

and gesturing with his fingers.

14 He always plots evil with perversity in his heart—

he stirs up trouble.

15 Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;

he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 A scoundrel and a villain

goes around with crooked speech,

13 winking the eyes, shuffling the feet,

pointing the fingers,

14 with perverted mind devising evil,

continually sowing discord;

15 on such a one calamity will descend suddenly;

in a moment, damage beyond repair.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 A worthless man, an evil man,

goes around with deceitful speech.

13 Winking in his eye, shuffling in his foot,

pointing in his fingers,

14 perversion in his heart, he devises evil;

at all times he will send out discord.

15 Upon such a man, suddenly shall his calamity come;

in a moment he will be damaged and there is no healing.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 A worthless and evil man

goes around saying twisted things with his mouth.

13 He winks with his eyes.

He makes signals with his feet.

He motions with his fingers.

14 His plans are evil. He has lies in his heart.

He is always stirring up fights.

15 Trouble will catch up with him in an instant.

He will suddenly be destroyed. Nothing can save him.

Proverbs 6:12–15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 A worthless person, a wicked man,

Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,

13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet,

Who points with his fingers;

14 Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil,

Who spreads strife.

15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly;

Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.

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