Proverbs 8:7
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English Standard Version
for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

King James Bible
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

American Standard Version
For my mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.

English Revised Version
For my mouth shall utter truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The author has now almost exhausted the ethical material; for in this introduction to the Solomonic Book of Proverbs he works it into a memorial for youth, so that it is time to think of concluding the circle by bending back the end to the beginning. For as in the beginning, Proverbs 1:20., so also here in the end, he introduces Wisdom herself as speaking. There, her own testimony is delivered in contrast to the alluring voice of the deceiver; here, the daughter of Heaven in the highways inviting to come to her, is the contrast to the adulteress lurking in the streets, who is indeed not a personification, but a woman of flesh and blood, but yet at the same time as the incarnate ἀπάτη of worldly lust. He places opposite to her Wisdom, whose person is indeed not so sensibly perceptible, but who is nevertheless as real, coming near to men in a human way, and seeking to win them by her gifts.

1 Doth not Wisdom discourse,

   And Understanding cause her voice to be heard?

2 On the top of the high places in the way,

   In the midst of the way, she has placed herself.

3 By the side of the gates, at the exit of the city,

   At the entrance to the doors, she calleth aloud.

As הנּה points to that which is matter of fact, so הלא calls to a consideration of it (cf. Proverbs 14:22); the question before the reader is doubly justified with reference to Proverbs 1:20. With חכמה, תבונה is interchanged, as e.g., Proverbs 2:1-6; such names of wisdom are related to its principal name almost as אלהים, עליון, and the like, to יהוה. In describing the scene, the author, as usual, heaps up synonyms which touch one another without coming together.

Proverbs 8:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my mouth

Job 36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 8:14,45,46 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I came, and where I go...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born...

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness...

an abomination to OR the abomination of

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Cross References
John 8:14
Jesus answered, "Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

Romans 15:8
For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

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