Verse of the Day

Friday, April 19, 2024

Proverbs 11:9 NIV

With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

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Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

English Standard Version

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

The Message

The loose tongue of the godless spreads destruction; the common sense of the godly preserves them.

New King James Version

The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

New Living Translation

Evil words destroy one's friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on Proverbs 11:9

(Read Proverbs 11:9)

Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word.

Proverbs 11:9 In-Context

7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise ofTwo Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate, Syriac and Targum "When the wicked die, their hope perishes;" / "all they expected from" their power comes to nothing.

8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.

9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Thursday, April 18

Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

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Wednesday, April 17

Proverbs 16:32

Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

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Tuesday, April 16

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

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Monday, April 15

Psalm 63:1

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

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Sunday, April 14

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."

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Saturday, April 13

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

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Friday, April 12

Amos 5:24

Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

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