Proverbs 26:23
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King James Version
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Darby Bible Translation
Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are as an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

World English Bible
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.

Proverbs 26:23 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

Burning lips and {k} a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

(k) They will soon break out and utter themselves.Proverbs 26:23 Parallel Commentaries

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Luke 11:39
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

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