I deal with a lot of atheists and skeptics online. I see this play out daily. There is a duplicitousness that is stunning. For example, they don’t believe in God but claim God is evil. Which is it?
They constantly speak out of both sides of their mouths. They are playing a game. It will have tragic results.
It will happen fast. They don’t see it coming. It will destroy their lives. They will be ruined.
Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths. They wink at each other, they shuffle their feet, they cross their fingers behind their backs. Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty, always stirring up trouble. Catastrophe is just around the corner for them, a total smashup, their lives ruined beyond repair.| Proverbs 6:12-15 (The Message Bible)
Several words to pay attention to:
A naughty person — literally, “A man of Belial,” or of worthlessness, that is, for good, and so depraved, or wicked. Idleness and vice are allied. Though indolent in acts, he actively and habitually is ill-natured in speech
Winking in his eye – The exact meanings of the three gestures described here are uncertain. They are most likely associated with the deceit mentioned in v. 12. The wicked do not just lie with their mouths, but use many parts of their bodies — eyes, feet, fingers — to carry out their deceit. We call it body language.
Calamity —literally, “a crushing weight.”
Broken — shivered as a potter’s vessel; utterly destroyed.