English Standard Version
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
King James Bible
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
American Standard Version
A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.
A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.
English Revised Version
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.
Webster's Bible Translation
A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.
Proverbs 29:5 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
27 He that giveth to the poor suffereth no want;
But he that covereth his eyes meeteth many curses.
In the first line the pronoun לּו, referring back to the subject noun, is to be supplied, as at Proverbs 27:7 להּ. He who gives to the poor has no want (מחסּור), for God's blessing reimburses him richly for what he bestows. He, on the other hand, who veils (מעלּים( sl, cf. the Hithpa., Isaiah 58:7) his eyes so as not to see the misery which calls forth compassion, or as if he did not see the misery which has a claim on his compassion; he is (becomes) rich in curses, i.e., is laden with the curses of those whose wants he cared not for; curses which, because they are deserved, change by virtue of a divine requital (vid., Sir. 4:5f.; Tob. 4:7) into all kinds of misfortunes (opp. רב־בּרכות, 20a). מארה is constructed after the form מגרה, מקרה from ארר.
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For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.
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