New American Standard Bible
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.
King James Bible
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.
World English Bible
He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better, He who hideth hatred is of lying lips. He who cherishes hatred, is either a knave, or a fool - a knave if he hides, a fool if he utters it.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.
"Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
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