Proverbs 26:24
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New International Version
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

King James Bible
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

Darby Bible Translation
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:

World English Bible
A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but he harbors evil in his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
By his lips doth a hater dissemble, And in his heart he placeth deceit,

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Clarke'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

dissembleth or is known

One 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

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 41:6
When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.

Proverbs 10:18
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 12:20
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

Proverbs 23:7
for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.

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