The Wicked Man

12 A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
13 (A)He winks with his eyes,
He [a]shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
14 Perversity is in his heart,
(B)He devises evil continually,
(C)He sows discord.
15 Therefore his calamity shall come (D)suddenly;
Suddenly he shall (E)be broken (F)without remedy.

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to [b]Him:
17 (G)A[c] proud look,
(H)A lying tongue,
(I)Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 (J)A heart that devises wicked plans,
(K)Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 (L)A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who (M)sows discord among brethren.

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  1. Proverbs 6:13 gives signals, lit. scrapes
  2. Proverbs 6:16 Lit. His soul
  3. Proverbs 6:17 Lit. Haughty eyes

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