Proverbs 26:23

“Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 26:23

Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are like a potsheard couered with siluer drosse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are `like' an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Smooth lips and an evil heart are like a vessel of earth plated with silver waste.
- Basic English Bible

Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are [as] an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
- Darby Bible

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
- Webster's Bible

Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
- World English Bible

Silver of dross spread over potsherd, [Are] burning lips and an evil heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Burning lips and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 26:23

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:23


26:23 Burning - With malice or hatred: A slanderous or evil tongue. Dross - Such a tongue and heart are of no real worth, although sometimes they make a shew of it, as dross does of silver.


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