Proverbs 10:18
New International Version
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.

New Living Translation
Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.

English Standard Version
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Berean Study Bible
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

King James Bible
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

New King James Version
Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.

New American Standard Bible
One who conceals hatred has lying lips, And one who spreads slander is a fool.

NASB 1995
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.

NASB 1977
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.

Amplified Bible
He who hides hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

American Standard Version
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lips of the evil lie in wait in hostility and he that brings forth a curse is lacking a mind.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Righteous lips cover enmity; but they that utter railings are most foolish.

Contemporary English Version
You can hide your hatred by telling lies, but you are a fool to spread lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lying lips hide hatred: he that uttereth reproach is foolish.

English Revised Version
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Good News Translation
Anyone who hides hatred is a liar. Anyone who spreads gossip is a fool.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever conceals hatred has lying lips. Whoever spreads slander is a fool.

International Standard Version
Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is covering hatred with lying lips, "" And whoever is bringing out an evil report is a fool.

NET Bible
The one who conceals hatred utters lies, and the one who spreads slander is certainly a fool.

New Heart English Bible
He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
17Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray. 18The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool. 19When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.…

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked by being a malicious witness.

Proverbs 26:24
A hateful man disguises himself with his speech, but he lays up deceit in his heart.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Let everyone guard against his neighbor; do not trust any brother, for every brother deals craftily, and every friend spreads slander.


Treasury of Scripture

He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

that hideth

Proverbs 24:24-26
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: …

1 Samuel 18:21,22,29
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain…

2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

that uttereth

Psalm 15:3
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Psalm 50:20
Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

Psalm 101:5
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.









(18) He that hideth hatred . . .--This would be more correctly translated, "He that hideth hatred is a mouth of falsehood: he that spreadeth slander is a fool" (khesil: Proverbs 1:22). (For the construction, "he . . . is a mouth of falsehood," comp. note on Proverbs 8:30; and for the sentiment, David's complaint, Psalm 41:6).

Is a fool.--For he does mischief to his neighbour, and only gets ill-will for himself.

Verse 18. - This verse ought to be translated, He that hideth hatred is [a man] of lying lips, and he that uttereth slander is a fool. He who cherishes hatred in the heart must be a liar and a hypocrite, speaking and acting in a way contrary to his real sentiments; if he divulges his slander, he is a stupid fool, injuring his neighbour, and procuring ill will for himself. The LXX. reads, "Just (δίκαια) lips conceal hatred;" but probably δίκαια is an error for ἄδικα or δόλια, though Ewald defends it, and would alter the Hebrew to suit it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The one who conceals
מְכַסֶּ֣ה (mə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

hatred
שִׂ֭נְאָה (nə·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8135: Hating, hatred

has lying
שָׁ֑קֶר (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

lips,
שִׂפְתֵי־ (śip̄·ṯê-)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and whoever spreads
וּמוֹצִ֥א (ū·mō·w·ṣi)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

slander
דִ֝בָּ֗ה (ḏib·bāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1681: Whispering, defamation, evil report

is a fool.
כְסִֽיל׃ (ḵə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool


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