Proverbs 26:28

“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A false tongue has hate for those who have clean hearts, and a smooth mouth is a cause of falling.
- Basic English Bible

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

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
- Webster's Bible

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

A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!
- Youngs Literal Bible

A lying tongue hateth those that are crushed by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 26

  • Wanda Anderson
    I think every one has been in the same situation , Tara. Of repeating the same sin, but the scriptures 1 John 1: 9 says If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Keep coming to him, our Saviour and confessing till its gone.
  • 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

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