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

New Living Translation
A lying tongue hates its victims, and flattering words cause ruin.

English Standard Version
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Berean Study Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

New American Standard Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, 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.

Christian Standard Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Contemporary English Version
Watch out for anyone who tells lies and flatters--they are out to get you.

Good News Translation
You have to hate someone to want to hurt him with lies. Insincere talk brings nothing but ruin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

International Standard Version
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

NET Bible
A lying tongue hates those crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A lying tongue hates the truth and the malicious mouth works trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A lying tongue hateth those that are crushed by it; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

New American Standard 1977
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

King James 2000 Bible
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

American King James Version
A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

American Standard Version
A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A lying tongue hates the truth; and an unguarded mouth causes tumults.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.

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

English Revised Version
A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Webster's Bible Translation
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted 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!
Study Bible
Similitudes and Instructions
27He who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him. 28A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
Cross References
Genesis 39:17
Then she told him the same story: "The Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me,

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

Treasury of Scripture

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

John 8:40,44-49
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath 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 shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? …

John 15:22-24
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin…

a flattering

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

Proverbs 7:5,21-23
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words…

Proverbs 29:5
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.







Lexicon
A lying
שֶׁ֭קֶר (qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

tongue
לְֽשׁוֹן־ (lə·šō·w·nō·še-)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

hates
יִשְׂנָ֣א (yiś·nā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

those it crushes,
דַכָּ֑יו (ḏak·kāw)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1790: Crushed, oppressed

and a flattering
חָ֝לָ֗ק (ḥā·lāq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2509: Smooth

mouth
וּפֶ֥ה (ū·p̄eh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

causes
יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

ruin.
מִדְחֶֽה׃ (miḏ·ḥeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4072: Means or occasion of stumbling
(28) A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it.--As the remembrance of them calls up his own wickedness to the mind of the offender. This is one reason why "the carnal mind is enmity against God" (Romans 8:7), as being conscious of having rejected God's love, and so hating to be reminded of Him.

Verse 28. - A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; or, those whom it crusheth (Proverbs 25:15). There is a consensus of the Vulgate, Septuagint, Syriac, and Targum to translate דכיו "truth," thinking apparently of the Aramaean דַכְיָא "that which is pure." But the hemistich would thus state the baldest truism, and modern commentators unite in assigning to the word some such sense as that given above in the Authorized Version. A liar shows his want of charity by slandering his neighbour; and that men dislike those whom they have injured is a common experience. "It is a characteristic of human nature," says Tacitus ('Agric.,' 42), "to hate those whom one has injured." Seneca, 'De Ira,' 2:83, "Hoe habent pessimum animi magna fortuna insolentes, quos laeserunt, et oderunt." A flattering mouth worketh ruin; brings destruction on those who succumb to its seductive words. Vulgate, Os lubricum operatur ruinas; Septuagint, "A mouth uncovered (ἄστεγον) causeth tumults." (For "the smooth mouth," comp. ch. 5:3; Psalm 12:3; Psalm 55:21; Isaiah 30:10.) The word for "tumults" is ἀκαταστασίας, which does not occur elsewhere in the Septuagint, but is common in the New Testament; e.g., Luke 21:9; 1 Corinthians 14:33.



26:24-26. Always distrust when a man speaks fair unless you know him well. Satan, in his temptations, speaks fair, as he did to Eve; but it is madness to give credit to him. 27. What pains men take to do mischief to others! but it is digging a pit, it is rolling a stone, hard work; and they prepare mischief to themselves. 28. There are two sorts of lies equally detestable. A slandering lie, the mischief of this every body sees. A flattering lie, which secretly works ruin. A wise man will be more afraid of a flatterer than of a slanderer.
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