Proverbs 10:18
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English Standard Version
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

King James Bible
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

American Standard Version
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lying lips hide hatred: he that uttereth reproach is foolish.

English Revised Version
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Another proverb of the different effects of hatred and of love:

Hate stirreth up strife,

And love covereth all transgressions.

Regarding מדנים, for which the Kerı̂ elsewhere substitutes מדינים, vid., under Proverbs 6:14. Hatred of one's neighbour, which is of itself an evil, has further this bad effect, that it calls forth hatred, and thus stirreth up strife, feuds, factions, for it incites man against man (cf. ערר, Job 3:8); on the contrary, love covers not merely little errors, but also greater sins of every kind (כּל־פּשׁעים), viz., by pardoning them, concealing them, excusing them, if possible, with mitigating circumstances, or restraining them before they are executed. All this lies in the covering. James, however, gives it, James 5:20, another rendering: love covers them, viz., from the eyes of a holy God; for it forgives them to the erring brother, and turns him from the error of his way. The lxx improperly translate πάντας δὲ τοὺς μὴ φιλονεικοῦντας κελόπτει φιλία; but Peter (1 Peter 4:8) as well as James, but none of the Greek versions; ἡ ἀγάπη καλύψει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν. The Romish Church makes use of this passage as a proof for the introduction of the fides formata, viz., caritate, in justification, which is condemned in the Apology of the Augsburg Confession; and, indeed, the multitudo peccatorum is not meant of the sins of him who cherishes love, but of the sins of the neighbour. Sin stirs up hatred in men in their relation to one another; but love covers the already existing sins, and smooths the disturbances occasioned by them.

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that hideth

Proverbs 24:24-26 He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him...

1 Samuel 18:21,22,29 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him...

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly...

2 Samuel 11:8-15 And David said to Uriah, Go down to your house, and wash your feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house...

2 Samuel 13:23-29 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheep shearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim...

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him...

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Luke 20:20,21 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

that uttereth

Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Psalm 50:20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Proverbs 26:24
Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

Jeremiah 9:4
Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

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