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Perversity

Proverbs regarding back talk, brazenness, confrontation, contrariness, defiance, disobedience, effrontery, frowardness, impudence, insolence, insubordination, insurgency, intractableness, opposition, perversity, rebellion, recalcitrance

The King James version uses the archaic word 'froward', which can easily be confused with 'foreward'.


  1. Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,
    to deliver you from the way of the wicked, from those speaking perversity,
    who leave the upright paths to walk on the dark ways,
    who delight in doing evil, they rejoice in perverse evil;

    Prov. 2:11-14 (read whole chapter)


  2. The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.

    Prov. 10:32 (read whole chapter)


  3. The LORD abhors those who are perverse in heart, but those who are blameless in their ways are his delight.

    Prov. 11:20 (read whole chapter)


  4. The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.

    Prov. 17:20 (read whole chapter)


  5. Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.

    Prov. 22:5 (read whole chapter)


  6. A servant cannot be corrected by words, for although he understands, there is no answer.

    Prov. 29:19 (read whole chapter)

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