Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 4:24


Remove perverse speech 1  from your mouth; 2  keep devious talk far from your lips. 3 


Job 11:14; Pr 8:8,13; Pr 17:20; Eze 18:31; Eph 4:25-31; Col 3:8; 1Ti 6:5; Jas 1:21,26; 1Pe 2:1

NET © Notes

tn Heb “crookedness.” The noun עִקְּשׁוּת (’iqqÿshut) refers to what is morally twisted or perverted. Here it refers to things that are said (cf. NAB “dishonest talk”; NRSV “crooked speech”). The term “mouth” functions as a metonymy of cause for perverse speech. Such perverse talking could be subtle or blatant.

tn Heb “crookedness of mouth.”

tn Heb “deviousness of lips put far from you.”

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