Proverbs 15:26
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New International Version
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.

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.

Proverbs 15:26 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The house of the proud - Families of this description are seldom continued long. The Lord hates pride; and those that will not be humble he will destroy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thoughts

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

but

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

pleasant words

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.

Proverbs 15:27
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

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