Proverbs 17:7
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3808 [e]לֹא־
lō-
NotAdv-NegPrt
5000 [e]נָאוָ֣ה
nā-wāh
is becomingAdj-fs
5036 [e]לְנָבָ֣ל
lə-nā-ḇāl
to a foolPrep-l | Adj-ms
8193 [e]שְׂפַת־
śə-p̄aṯ-
speechN-fsc
3499 [e]יֶ֑תֶר
ye-ṯer;
ExcellentN-ms
637 [e]אַ֝֗ף
’ap̄,
much lessConj
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
kî-
Much lessConj
5081 [e]לְנָדִ֥יב
lə-nā-ḏîḇ
to a princePrep-l | Adj-ms
8193 [e]שְׂפַת־
śə-p̄aṯ-
lipsN-fsc
8267 [e]שָֽׁקֶר׃
šā-qer.
lyingN-ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 17:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לֹא־נָאוָ֣ה לְנָבָ֣ל שְׂפַת־יֶ֑תֶר אַ֝֗ף כִּֽי־לְנָדִ֥יב שְׂפַת־שָֽׁקֶר׃

משלי 17:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לא־נאוה לנבל שפת־יתר אף כי־לנדיב שפת־שקר׃

משלי 17:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לא־נאוה לנבל שפת־יתר אף כי־לנדיב שפת־שקר׃

משלי 17:7 Hebrew Bible
לא נאוה לנבל שפת יתר אף כי לנדיב שפת שקר׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

King James Bible
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool's lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

excellent speech

Proverbs 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Psalm 50:16,17 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

much

Proverbs 16:10-13 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses …

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

Job 34:12 Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert …

Psalm 101:3-5 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them …

lying lips

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue …

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