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

  • Justme
    Pray for me that sounds like me my habit.
  • Ernesto Diaz
    One thing says the market owner but another says the butcher. God says one thing but we interpret another. Please do not compare a human being to a dog. We are to live for ever in Jesus dogs live and then die to never come back to life.
  • BSP
    A dog going back to its vomit is something disgusting and we can't imagine how they could even do that. Fools returning to their stupidity are likened to these dogs.
  • Jerry
    "Only the dead sin not." Paul said Romans 7:18, "...In my flesh dwelleth not good thing." Thank God there is a resurrection, and a new body coming one day! Yes, the flesh loves to sin, but we must control our fleshly appetites! It is a choice, a daily choice that must be made.
  • James walker
    The process of spiritual growth is journey that is a daily war fare of the flesh vs the spirit the decision to do the basic elements of the Faith study and meditate on the word with application prayer and praise with fellowship of likeminded people then only will we walk in the fullness of life and peace we must have a spiritual. Mind that comes through a thirst and a hunger for the things of Ya
  • 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.

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