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

  • Irene123
    I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed", Mal. 3:6
  • Irene123
    I know there are not just 'some' who are predestined for salvation; Acts 10:34; 2 Sam. 14:14; @ Chr. 19:7; Rom. 2:11; and several more. It' not His will that any be lost. In the O.T., even tho' the Israelites were His chosen - even a heathen could be of His people if he was circumcised and obeyed the law. God really was no respecter even back then. "I change not; .................."
  • 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.

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