Proverbs 2:12 {13}
Good News Translation
and prevent you from doing the wrong thing. They will keep you away from people who stir up trouble by what they say--

New Revised Standard Version
It will save you from the way of evil, from those who speak perversely,

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom will protect you from evil schemes and from those liars

New American Bible
Saving you from the way of the wicked, from those whose speech is perverse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways:


Proverbs 1:10-19 If they shall say: Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us hide snares for the innocent without cause: . . .

Proverbs 4:14-17 Flee from it, pass not by it: go aside, and forsake it. . . .

Proverbs 9:6 He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

Psalm 17:4,5 That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways. . . .

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things. . . .

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore: Go out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing:

from the man

Proverbs 3:32 Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.

Proverbs 8:13 Counsel and equity is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine.

Proverbs 16:28-30 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes. . . .

Psalm 101:4 The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know.

Isaiah 59:3-5 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity. . . .

Acts 20:30 And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.

The Benefits of Wisdom
11That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man that speaketh perverse things: 12Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways:13Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in the most wicked things:…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:12
He winketh with the eyes, presseth with the foot, speaketh with the finger.

Proverbs 10:32
A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord: and a just weight is his will.

Proverbs 23:33
Thy eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter perverse things.

Proverbs 28:26
He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh wisely, he shall be saved.

Proverbs 2:11
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