Proverbs 12:22
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New International Version
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

King James Bible
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Darby Bible Translation
Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight.

World English Bible
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There shall no evil happen to the just - No, for all things work together for good to them that love God. Whatever occurs to a righteous man God turns to his advantage. But, on the other hand, the wicked are filled with mischief: they are hurt, grieved, and wounded, by every occurrence; and nothing turns to their profit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 6:16,17 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Psalm 5:6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.

Ezekiel 13:19,22 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.


Proverbs 11:1,20 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 Kings 13:18
The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)

Psalm 120:2
Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 17:7
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

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