Proverbs 26:28
Good News Translation
You have to hate someone to want to hurt him with lies. Insincere talk brings nothing but ruin.

Contemporary English Version
Watch out for anyone who tells lies and flatters--they are out to get you.

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

New American Bible
The lying tongue is its owner’s enemy, and the flattering mouth works ruin.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.

John 8:40,44-49 But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not. . . .

John 10:32,33 Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me? . . .

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. . . .

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Proverbs 6:24 Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks:

Proverbs 7:5,21-23 For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice, . . .

Proverbs 29:5 A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

Luke 20:20,21 And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor. . . .

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
27He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him. 28A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.
Cross References
Genesis 39:17
And said: The Hebrew servant, whom thou hast brought, came to me to abuse me.

Proverbs 29:5
A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

Additional Translations
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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

A lying tongue hates the truth; and an unguarded mouth causes tumults.

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

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

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

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

A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!
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