New American Standard Bible
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.
King James Bible
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Darby Bible Translation
The thoughts of the evil man are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant.
World English Bible
Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.
Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah are thoughts of wickedness, And pure are sayings of pleasantness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Some prefer the margin, and render, words of pleasantness are pure. Gracious words are to God as a pure acceptable offering, the similitude being taken from the Levitical ritual, and the word "pure" in half ceremonial sense (compare Malachi 1:11).
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
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