Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs 26:21When discussing the tongue, the Bible often uses fire as imagery (James 3:5-6, Prov 16:27, Prov 26:20-22, Isaiah 30:27). A contentious tongue provides fuel to the fire of strife. Remove the fuel and you stop the fire (Prov 22:10).
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Proverbs 28:14Cross Reference: Romans 2:5, Psalms 95:8
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
Total Verses: 28
Total Passages: 15