Proverbs 12:22
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New International Version
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

New Living Translation
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.

English Standard Version
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

New American Standard Bible
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

King James Bible
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lying lips are detestable to the LORD, but faithful people are His delight.

International Standard Version
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

NET Bible
The LORD abhors a person who lies, but those who deal truthfully are his delight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah despises false lips and he delights in those who practice faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lips that lie are disgusting to the LORD, but honest people are his delight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but the workers of the truth are his delight.

King James 2000 Bible
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

American King James Version
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

American Standard Version
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But they that deal truly are his delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully please him.

Darby Bible Translation
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight.

English Revised Version
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

World English Bible
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:16. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. 17. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. 18. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, separate those that have been dear to each other. The tongue of the wise is health, making all whole. 19. If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground. 20. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. 21. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. 22. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. 23. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. 24. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. 25. Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. 26. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. 27. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. 28. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - (Comp. Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 11:20.) They that deal truly; Septuagint, ὁ δὲ ποιῶν πίστεις, "he who acts in good faith."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord,.... Such that speak lies in common talk; and that deliver out doctrinal lies, false doctrines, lies in hypocrisy, as are the doctrines of Rome; these are abominable unto God; as being contrary to his nature as the God of truth; contrary to the Scriptures of truth he has endited; contrary to the truth of the Gospel he has published; contrary to his Son, who is truth itself; and to the Spirit of truth, which leads into all truth, as it is in Jesus; wherefore an abomination and a lie are joined together, Revelation 21:27;

but they that deal truly are his delight; or the objects of "his good will" and pleasure, as the word (i) signifies; they are grateful and acceptable to him; he is well-pleased with them, and delights in them. Not only such that speak the truth, but "do the truth" (k), as the words may be rendered; whose words and actions, doctrine and life, agree together: it is not enough to embrace, profess, or preach the truth, but he must practise it; see John 3:21; he must deal truly with God and men, or faithfully, as the Targum and Vulgate Latin version; he must be true to his word and promises, and faithfully perform what he has agreed unto. Or, "that work faith"; that work the work of faith, that faith which works by love; that live on Christ and his righteousness; such are well pleasing to God; without which faith it is impossible to please him, Hebrews 11:6.

(i) "est beneplacitum ejus", Vatablus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "accepti sunt ei", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. (k) "facientibus veritatem", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "facientes veritatem", Montanus; "qui faciunt veritatem", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. deal truly—or, "faithfully," that is, according to promises (compare Joh 3:21).

Proverbs 12:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
21No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble. 22Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. 23A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.…
Cross References
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 Kings 13:18
The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)

Psalm 120:2
Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 17:7
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
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Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

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Proverbs 11:1,20 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight…

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