Proverbs 26:23
Good News Translation
Insincere talk that hides what you are really thinking is like a fine glaze on a cheap clay pot.

Contemporary English Version
Hiding hateful thoughts behind smooth talk is like coating a clay pot with a cheap glaze.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.

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Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.

Proverbs 10:18 In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise.

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. . . .

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Luke 22:47,48 As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him. . . .

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
22The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly. 23Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern vessel adorned with silver dross.24An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:27
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful but within are full of dead men's bones and of all filthiness.

Luke 11:39
And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter: but your inside is full of rapine and iniquity.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:

Proverbs 26:25
When he shall speak low, trust him not: because there are seven mischiefs in his heart.

Additional Translations
Like glaze covering an earthen vessel are burning lips and a wicked heart.Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Silver dishonestly given is to be considered as a potsherd: smooth lips cover a grievous heart.

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

Fervent lips and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

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

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

Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.
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