Proverbs 6:16
New International Version
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:

New Living Translation
There are six things the LORD hates— no, seven things he detests:

English Standard Version
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Berean Study Bible
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him:

King James Bible
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

New King James Version
These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

New American Standard Bible
There are six things that the LORD hates, Seven that are an abomination to Him:

NASB 1995
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

NASB 1977
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Amplified Bible
These six things the LORD hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him:

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to Him:

American Standard Version
There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There are six things that LORD JEHOVAH hates, and his soul has despised a seventh:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he rejoices in all things which God hates, and he is ruined by reason of impurity of soul.

Contemporary English Version
There are six or seven kinds of people the LORD doesn't like:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:

English Revised Version
There be six things which the LORD hateth; yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven that are disgusting to him:

International Standard Version
Here are six things that the LORD hates— seven, in fact, are detestable to him:

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are six things which the LORD hateth, Yea, seven which are an abomination unto Him:

Literal Standard Version
These six has YHWH hated, Indeed, seven [are] abominations to His soul:

NET Bible
There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:

New Heart English Bible
There are six things which the LORD hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

World English Bible
There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

Young's Literal Translation
These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Foolishness
15Therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in an instant he will be shattered beyond recovery. 16There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him: 17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:15
Therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in an instant he will be shattered beyond recovery.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Jeremiah 26:15
But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves, upon this city, and upon its residents; for truly the LORD has sent me to speak all these words in your hearing."

Zechariah 8:17
do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely, for I hate all these things," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

six

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 30:18,21,24,29
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: …

Amos 1:3,6,9,11
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: …

an

Proverbs 3:32
For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

Proverbs 11:1,20
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight…

Proverbs 15:8,9
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight…

unto him

Psalm 11:5
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.









(16) These six things doth the Lord hate . . .--Rather, six are the things which He hateth. It is a sort of climax:--He hates six things, but the seventh worse than all. This numerical form of proverb, to which the name of middah is given by later writers, is found also in Proverbs 30:15-16; Proverbs 30:18-19; Proverbs 30:21-23; Proverbs 30:29-31; Job 5:19; Amos 1:3 - Amos 2:1; Ecclesiasticus 23:16; Ecclesiasticus 25:7; Ecclesiasticus 26:5; Ecclesiasticus 26:28; and in all these instances the number first named is increased afterwards by one. This peculiarity is absent from the instances occurring in Proverbs 30:7-9; Proverbs 30:24-28; Ecclesiasticus 25:1-2. . . . Verse 16. - The whole structure and arrangement of the thoughts which occur in vers. 16-19 clearly show that this is not an independent section, but one closely allied to that which has just preceded. The object is to show that those evil qualities of deceit and malice which are disastrous to man are equally odious in the sight of Jehovah, and consequently within the scope of the Divine displeasure. These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him. The use of the numerical proverb, though common to the gnomic literature of Persia and Arabia, as Umbreit shows, is by our author confined to this single instance. Other examples occur in our book in the words of Agur the son of Jakeh (see Proverbs 30:7-9, 24-28), and the midda, the name given by later Jewish writers to this form of proverb, is observable in the ape-cryphal Book of Ecclesiasticus (see Proverbs 23:16; Proverbs 20:7 and Proverbs 26:5-28). When, as in the present instance, two numbers are given, the larger number corresponds with the things enumerated. So in Job 5:19. In Amos 1 and 2, however, there is an exception to this rule, where the numbers appear to be used indefinitely. As to the origin of the numerical proverb, the most probable explanation is that given by Hitzig and adopted by Zockler, namely, that it is due to the exigencies of parallelism. The author first adopts one number optionally, and then a second is employed as a parallel to it. Here, however, the number determined on in the writer's mind is the larger number seven, and the smaller number six is used as a rhetorical parallel. An examination of the following verses will show that the seven exactly measures the things which are described as odious to the Lord. The Authorized Version, so far as the numbers are concerned, exactly represents the original, which, by the use of the cardinal number "seven" (sheva), and not the ordinal "seventh," which would be sh'vii, shows that the things enumerated are equally an abomination in God's sight. The view therefore, that the seventh vice is odious to God in an especial degree above the others, is untenable, though it has found defenders in Lowenstein, Bertheau, and von Gerlach, and is supported by the Vulgate, Sex sunt quae odit Dominus, et septimum detestatur anima ejus. All the seven things are execrable, all are equally objects of the Divine abhorrence. Besides, we cannot imagine that the vice of sowing discord among brethren, of ver. 19, is more odious to God than the crime of shedding innocent blood of ver. 17. Unto him (Hebrew, naph'sho); literally, of his soul.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There are
הֵ֭נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2007: Themselves

six [things that]
שֶׁשׁ־ (šeš-)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

hates,
שָׂנֵ֣א (śā·nê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

seven
וְ֝שֶׁ֗בַע (wə·še·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

that are detestable
תּוֹעֲבַ֥ת‪‬ (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to Him:
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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