Proverbs 6:12–14

12 A troublemaker and a villain,

who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

13 who winks maliciously with his eye,u

signals with his feet

and motions with his fingers,v

14 who plots evilw with deceit in his heart—

he always stirs up conflict.x

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Proverbs 6:12–14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 A worthless person, a wicked man,

goes about with crooked speech,

13 winks with his eyes, signals with his feet,

points with his finger,

14 with perverted heart devises evil,

continually sowing discord;

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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. 

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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;

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

Proverbs 6:12–14 — 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.

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