New International Version
Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
King James Bible
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Darby Bible Translation
Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are [as] an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
World English Bible
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Burning lips and a wicked heart - Splendid, shining, smooth lips; that is, lips which make great professions of friendship are like a vessel plated over with base metal to make it resemble silver; but it is only a vile pot, and even the outside is not pure.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that is ardent professions of friendship from a wicked heart, however smooth shining and splendid they may appear, are like a vile vessel covered over with base metal
LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
Then the Lord said to him, "Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.
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