English Standard Version
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
King James Bible
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
American Standard Version
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood;
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
English Revised Version
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;
Webster's Bible Translation
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.
Proverbs 6:17 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The point of comparison, 11a, is the unforeseen, as in quick march or assault (Bttcher), and 11b the hostile and irretrievable surprise; for a man in armour, as Hitzig remarks, brings no good in his armour: he assails the opponent, and he who is without defence yields to him without the possibility of withstanding him. The lxx translate כאישׁ מגן by ὥσπερ ἀγαθὸς δρομεύς (cf. δρομεύς equals מני־ארג, Job 7:6, lxx, Aq.), for what reason we know not. After Proverbs 6:11 they interpose two other lines: "but if thou art assiduous, thy harvest will come to thee as a fountain, but want will go away ὥσπερ κακὸς δρομεύς." Also this "bad runner" we must let go; for Lagarde's retranslation, ומחסרך כחשׁ בּאישׁ נמג, no one can understand. The four lines, Proverbs 6:10, Proverbs 6:11 are repeated in the appendix of Words of the Wise, Proverbs 24:33.; and if this appendix originated in the time of Hezekiah, they may have been taken therefrom by the poet, the editor of the older Book of Proverbs. Instead of כמהלּך, מתהלך is there used (so comes forward thy poverty, i.e., again and again, but certainly moving forward); and instead of מחסרך, מחסריך is written, as also here, Proverbs 6:6, for משׁנתך is found the variant משׁנתיך with Jod as mater lectionis of the pausal Segol.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a proud look
lest innocent blood be shed in your land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance, and so the guilt of bloodshed be upon you.
For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.
Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:
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