Proverbs 8:7
New International Version
My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.

New Living Translation
for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception.

English Standard Version
for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Berean Study Bible
For my mouth will speak the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips.

King James Bible
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

New King James Version
For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

New American Standard Bible
“For my mouth will proclaim truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

NASB 1995
“For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

NASB 1977
“For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Amplified Bible
“For my mouth will utter truth, And wickedness is repulsive and loathsome to my lips.

Christian Standard Bible
For my mouth tells the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For my mouth tells the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips.

American Standard Version
For my mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For my mouth ruminates truth and lying lips are unclean before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my throat shall meditate truth; and false lips are an abomination before me.

Contemporary English Version
I always speak the truth and refuse to tell a lie.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.

English Revised Version
For my mouth shall utter truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Good News Translation
What I say is the truth; lies are hateful to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My mouth expresses the truth, and wickedness is disgusting to my lips.

International Standard Version
For my mouth speaks the truth— wickedness is detestable to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For my mouth shall utter truth, And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Literal Standard Version
For my mouth utters truth, And wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.

NET Bible
For my mouth speaks truth, and my lips hate wickedness.

New Heart English Bible
For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

World English Bible
For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Young's Literal Translation
For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips is wickedness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
6Listen, for I speak of noble things, and the opening of my lips will reveal right. 7For my mouth will speak the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips. 8All the words of my mouth are righteous; none are crooked or perverse.…

Cross References
John 8:14
Jesus replied, "Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I came from or where I am going.

Romans 15:8
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs,

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.


Treasury of Scripture

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

my mouth

Job 36:4
For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

John 1:17
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 8:14,45,46
Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go…

Proverbs 12:22
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 16:12
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.









Verse 7. - Another coordinate reason for attention. My mouth; chek, "palate" (Proverbs 5:3, where see note); the organ of speech. Shall speak truth; emeth (see on Proverbs 3:3). The verb הָגָה (hagah) properly means "to speak with one's self," "to meditate;" and so the versions translate here, meditabitur, μελετήσει; but this idea is not appropriate to the word joined with it, "the palate," and it must be taken to signify to utter, as in Psalm 35:28; Psalm 37:30, etc. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Resha, "wickedness," is the contrary of moral truth and right. Septuagint, "False lips are abominable in my sight."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my mouth
חִכִּ֑י (ḥik·kî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

will speak
יֶהְגֶּ֣ה (yeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

the truth,
אֱ֭מֶת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

and wickedness
רֶֽשַׁע׃ (re·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7562: Wickedness

is detestable
וְתוֹעֲבַ֖ת (wə·ṯō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to my lips.
שְׂפָתַ֣י (śə·p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin


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