New International Version
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
King James Bible
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.
World English Bible
He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.
Proverbs 10:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that hideth - This is a common case. How many, when full of resentment, and deadly hatred, meditating revenge and cruelty, and sometimes even murder, have pretended that they thought nothing of the injury they had sustained; had passed by the insult, etc.! Thus lying lips covered the malevolence of a wicked heart.
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'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
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"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.
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