Proverbs 12:22
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English Standard Version
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

King James Bible
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

American Standard Version
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But they that deal truly are his delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully please him.

English Revised Version
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 12:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The relations of the subject and the predicate are the same as in the preceding verse.

The fool makes known his vexation on the same day [at once],

On the contrary, the prudent man hideth the offence.

Very frequently in these proverbs the first line is only defined by the adducing of the second, or the second holds itself in the light of the first. A post-bibl. proverb says that a man is known by three things: by his כוס (his behaviour in drinking), his כיס (his conduct in money transactions), and his כעס (his conduct under deep inward excitement). So here: he is a fool who, if some injury is done to him, immediately shows his vexation in a passionate manner; while, on the contrary the prudent man maintains silence as to the dishonour that is done to him, and represses his displeasure, so as not to increase his vexation to his own injury. Passionless retaliation may in certain cases be a duty of self-preservation, and may appear to be necessary for the protection of truth, but passionate self-defence is always of evil, whether the injury which is inflicted be justifiable or unjustifiable. Regarding ערוּם, callidus, vid., p. 56; Schultens' comparison of the Greek γεγυμνασμένος is only a conceit in want of better knowledge. Regarding כּסה (only here and at Proverbs 12:23) with מכסּה, as שׁחר (only Proverbs 11:27) with משׁחר, vid., Ewald, 170a. בּיּום signifies on the self-same day equals without delay, immediately, and is well translated by the lxx αὐθήμερον. With another object, 16b is repeated in 23a.

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lying

Proverbs 6:16,17 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Psalm 5:6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.

Ezekiel 13:19,22 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

but

Proverbs 11:1,20 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

Cross References
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 Kings 13:18
And he said to him, "I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'" But he lied to him.

Psalm 120:2
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 17:7
Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a prince.

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