Proverbs 26:24

“Hee that hateth, dissembleth with his lips, and layeth vp deceit within him.”

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Other Translations

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
- King James Version

He who hates disguises {it} with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips; But he layeth up deceit within him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

With his lips the hater makes things seem what they are not, but deceit is stored up inside him;
- Basic English Bible

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:
- Darby Bible

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
- Webster's Bible

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but he harbors evil in his heart.
- World English Bible

By his lips doth a hater dissemble, And in his heart he placeth deceit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 26

  • Bill Ernstberger
    Near as I can tell, the word "fool" refers to the non-elect, the haters of God, all those dead in sin and trespasses, just as the word "remnant" makes reference to those chosen ones of God, the elect, the predestined, the saved.
  • Duncan Ang'u
    Please help me understand the context of being a fool. This is one chapter that reveals to us Christians how being a fool is such sin. Thank you.
  • Tara lambert for verse 11
    This verse is so true!! As much as I try too not repeat the same sin over and over again, knowing what the outcome will be. I still return too it. Does anyone else have this problem?? An answer to why I keep doing this?? I love God with all my heart and hate letting him down and i know right from wrong but i still keep doing that stupid sin darn it! So to me this verse is so true about me . It's like God wrote it just to me...
  • Don't return to your folly after the Lord has delivered you there will be no change
  • Answer not a fool according to his folly, is exactly what it means. Ecclesiastes 2:13 KJV Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. A fool who has no understanding will not bridle his tongue and Remember the name of our Savior YASHAYAH in the night. If a wise man answer a fool according to his folly, he too will be like him, forgetting what the Messiah did for us at the Cross and not bridle his tongue and enter into rest. YASHAYAH HA MESSIAH IS COME IN THE FLESH. Selah
  • Clayton dyck
    Jesus fufilled the law we who repent and believe are no longer under it. Jesus commandment was for us believers to love one another.

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