New American Standard Bible
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
King James Bible
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Darby Bible Translation
Excellent speech becometh not a vile man; how much less do lying lips a noble!
World English Bible
Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
Young's Literal Translation
Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The margin renderings are more literal and give greater emphasis. What is pointed out is not the unfitness of lying lips for the princely-hearted, but the necessity of harmony, in each case, between character and speech.
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A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
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Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
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