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Anyone who hides hatred is a liar. Anyone who spreads gossip is a fool.
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In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise.
Proverbs 24:24-26 They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them. . . .
1 Samuel 18:21,22,29 And Saul said: I will give her to him, that she may be a stumblingblock to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be upon him. And Saul said to David: In two things thou shalt be my son in law this day. . . .
2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the middle of the gate, to speak to him treacherously: and he stabbed him there in the groin, and he died, in revenge of the blood of Asael his brother.
2 Samuel 11:8-15 And David said to Urias: Go into thy house, and wash thy feet. And Urias went out from the king's house, and there went out after him a mess of meat from the king. . . .
2 Samuel 13:23-29 And it came to pass after two years, that the sheep of Absalom were shorn in Baalhasor, which is near Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons: . . .
2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .
Psalm 5:9 For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
Psalm 12:2 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.
Psalm 55:21 They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.
Luke 20:20,21 And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor. . . .
Psalm 15:3 He that speaketh truth in his heart, who hath not used deceit in his tongue: Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.
Psalm 50:20 Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother's son:
Psalm 101:5 The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.
ContextSolomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
…17Lying lips hide hatred: he that uttereth reproach, is foolish. 18In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise.19The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.…
Thou shalt not receive the voice of a lie: neither shalt thou join thy hand to bear false witness for a wicked person.
An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit.
Let every man take heed of his neighbour, and let him not trust in any brother of his: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every friend will walk deceitfully.
Additional TranslationsThe one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
Righteous lips cover enmity; but they that utter railings are most foolish.
He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.
He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.
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