Proverbs 15:26
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English Standard Version
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.

King James Bible
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

American Standard Version
Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words are pure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.

English Revised Version
Evil devices are an abomination to the LORD: but pleasant words are pure.

Webster's Bible Translation
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This collection of Solomonic proverbs began, Proverbs 10:1, with a proverb having reference to the observance of the fourth commandment,

(Note: The fifth commandment of the Westminster Shorter Catechism is named as the fourth in Luther's catechism.)

and a second chief section, Proverbs 13:1, began in the same way. Here a proverb of the same kind designates the beginning of a third chief section. That the editor was aware of this is shown by the homogeneity of the proverbs, Proverbs 15:19; Proverbs 12:28, which form the conclusion of the first and second sections. We place together first in this new section, Proverbs 15:20-23, in which (with the exception of Proverbs 15:25) the ישׂמח [maketh glad] of the first (Proverbs 10:1) is continued.

Proverbs 15:20

20 A wise son maketh a glad father,

     And a fool of a man despiseth his mother.

Line first equals Proverbs 10:1. The gen. connection of כּסיל אדם (here and at Proverbs 21:20) is not superlative the most foolish of men, but like פּרא אדם, Genesis 16:12; the latter: a man of the wild ass kind; the former: a man of the fool kind, who is the exemplar of such a sort among men. Piety acting in willing subordination is wisdom, and the contrary exceeding folly.

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thoughts

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

but

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

pleasant words

Cross References
Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

Proverbs 15:27
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

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