New American Standard Bible
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
King James Bible
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Darby Bible Translation
when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.
World English Bible
When his speech is charming, don't believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Young's Literal Translation
When his voice is gracious trust not in him, For seven abominations are in his heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Seven abominations - Compare Proverbs 26:16 note. Here "seven" retains, perhaps, its significance as the symbol of completeness. Evil has, as it were, gone through all its work, and holds its accursed Sabbath in the heart in which all things are "very evil."
LibraryWe Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
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Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.
Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked 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.
"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."
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