New American Standard Bible
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
King James Bible
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Darby Bible Translation
These six things doth Jehovah hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
World English Bible
There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:
Young's Literal Translation
These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A new section, but not a new subject. The closing words, "he that soweth discord" (Proverbs 6:19, compare Proverbs 6:14), lead us to identify the sketch as taken from the same character. With the recognized Hebrew form of climax (see Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:18, Proverbs 30:24; Amos 1:1-15; 2; Job 5:19), the teacher here enumerates six qualities as detestable, and the seventh as worse than all (seven represents completeness), but all the seven in this instance belong to one man, the man of Belial Proverbs 6:12.
LibraryThe Talking Book
In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
"Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city and on its inhabitants; for truly the LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing."
'Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate,' declares the LORD."
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