Proverbs 26:28
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New International Version
A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

New Living Translation
A lying tongue hates its victims, and flattering words cause ruin.

English Standard Version
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

New American Standard Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

King James Bible
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

International Standard Version
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

NET Bible
A lying tongue hates those crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A lying tongue hates the truth and the malicious mouth works trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

King James 2000 Bible
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

American King James Version
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

American Standard Version
A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.

Darby Bible Translation
A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

English Revised Version
A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Webster's Bible Translation
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

World English Bible
A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Young's Literal Translation
A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:24-26. Always distrust when a man speaks fair unless you know him well. Satan, in his temptations, speaks fair, as he did to Eve; but it is madness to give credit to him. 27. What pains men take to do mischief to others! but it is digging a pit, it is rolling a stone, hard work; and they prepare mischief to themselves. 28. There are two sorts of lies equally detestable. A slandering lie, the mischief of this every body sees. A flattering lie, which secretly works ruin. A wise man will be more afraid of a flatterer than of a slanderer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; or, those whom it crusheth (Proverbs 25:15). There is a consensus of the Vulgate, Septuagint, Syriac, and Targum to translate דכיו "truth," thinking apparently of the Aramaean דַכְיָא "that which is pure." But the hemistich would thus state the baldest truism, and modern commentators unite in assigning to the word some such sense as that given above in the Authorized Version. A liar shows his want of charity by slandering his neighbour; and that men dislike those whom they have injured is a common experience. "It is a characteristic of human nature," says Tacitus ('Agric.,' 42), "to hate those whom one has injured." Seneca, 'De Ira,' 2:83, "Hoe habent pessimum animi magna fortuna insolentes, quos laeserunt, et oderunt." A flattering mouth worketh ruin; brings destruction on those who succumb to its seductive words. Vulgate, Os lubricum operatur ruinas; Septuagint, "A mouth uncovered (ἄστεγον) causeth tumults." (For "the smooth mouth," comp. ch. 5:3; Psalm 12:3; Psalm 55:21; Isaiah 30:10.) The word for "tumults" is ἀκαταστασίας, which does not occur elsewhere in the Septuagint, but is common in the New Testament; e.g., Luke 21:9; 1 Corinthians 14:33.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it,.... That is, a man of a lying tongue, that is given to lying, hates those that are hurt and crushed by his lies; the reason why he hurts them with his lies is because he hates them; and, having hurt them, he hates them, being made his enemies, and from whom he may expect and be in fear of revenge: moreover, he hates those that are troubled at and disturbed with his lies; or the "contrite" (p) and humble men: or those who "smite" or "strike" (q) him, as some render the word, actively; that is, reprove him, and bring him to shame for lying. The words are by some translated, a "contrite" person, or everyone of "the contrite ones, hateth a lying tongue" (r); such as are of a broken and of a contrite spirit, and that tremble at the word of God, or are hurt by lies, these abhor a liar. The Targum is,

"a lying tongue bates the ways of truth;''

and the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions, render it, "a lying tongue hate truth"; and so the Vulgate Latin version, "a lying tongue loves not truth"; for nothing is more contrary to a lie than truth;

and a flattering mouth worketh ruin; both to itself and to the persons flattered by it: or, "makes an impulse" (s); a pushing, a driving away; it drives away such as cannot bear its flatteries: and pushes on such that are taken with it, both into sin and into ruin.

(p) "contritos suos", Montanus, Michaelis. (q) "Percutientes", Gejerus. (r) "Linguam falsitatis odit quisque contritorum ejus", Cocceius Lexic. col. 158. "quisque contritorum ab ea", ibid. version. (s) "expulsionem", Pagninus, Montanus; "impulsum sive lapsum", Vatablus; "impulsionem", Tigurine version, Mercerus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis, Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. Men hate those they injure.

A lying tongue—"lips" for the persons (compare Pr 4:24; Ps 12:3).

Proverbs 26:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Similitudes and Instructions
27He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. 28A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
Cross References
Genesis 39:17
Then she told him this story: "That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me.

Proverbs 29:5
Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.
Treasury of Scripture

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

lying or he that injures another hates him in proportion to the injury and in proportion to the innocence of the injured.

John 8:40,44-49 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which …

John 10:32,33 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; …

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now …

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Proverbs 6:24 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue …

Proverbs 7:5,21-23 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger …

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Luke 20:20,21 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

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