Proverbs 26:28
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New International Version
A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

King James Bible
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Darby Bible Translation
A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

World English Bible
A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Young's Literal Translation
A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!

Proverbs 26:28 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it - He that injures another hates him in proportion to the injury he has done him; and, strange to tell, in proportion to the innocence of the oppressed. The debtor cannot bear the sight of his creditor; nor the knave, of him whom he has injured.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lying or he that injures another hates him in proportion to the injury and in proportion to the innocence of the injured.

John 8:40,44-49 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham...

John 10:32,33 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me...

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin...

a flattering

Proverbs 6:24 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Proverbs 7:5,21-23 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words...

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Luke 20:20,21 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

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One Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse.
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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