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Insincere talk that hides what you are really thinking is like a fine glaze on a cheap clay pot.
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Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.
Proverbs 10:18 In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise.
2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Luke 22:47,48 As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him. . . .
ContextSimilitudes and Instructions
…22The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly. 23Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.24An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit.…
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful but within are full of dead men's bones and of all filthiness.
And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter: but your inside is full of rapine and iniquity.
Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:
When he shall speak low, trust him not: because there are seven mischiefs in his heart.
Additional TranslationsLike glaze covering an earthen vessel are burning lips and a wicked heart.Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
Silver dishonestly given is to be considered as a potsherd: smooth lips cover a grievous heart.
Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are [as] an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
Fervent lips and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.
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