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

King James Bible
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Darby Bible Translation
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;

World English Bible
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood;

Young's Literal Translation
Eyes high -- tongues false -- And hands shedding innocent blood --

Proverbs 6:17 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These six - doth the Lord hate -

1. A proud look - exalted eyes; those who will not condescend to look on the rest of mankind.

2. A lying tongue - he who neither loves nor tells truth.

3. Hands that shed innocent blood, whether by murder or by battery.

4. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations - the heart that fabricates such, lays the foundation, builds upon it, and completes the superstructure of iniquity.

5. Feet that be swift in running to mischief - he who works iniquity with greediness.

6. A false witness that speaketh lies - one who, even on his oath before a court of justice, tells any thing but the truth.

Seven are an abomination unto him - נפשו naphsho, "to his soul." The seventh is, he that soweth discord among brethren - he who troubles the peace of a family, of a village, of the state; all who, by lies and misrepresentations, strive to make men's minds evil-affected towards their brethren.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a proud look

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 18:27 For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.

Psalm 73:6-8 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment...

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 3:9,16 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

lying

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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

Psalm 120:2,3 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue...

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

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

and hands

Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause:

Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he that takes reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Isaiah 59:3-6 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies...

Library
The Talking Book
A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 24.) Differently to be admonished are sowers of strifes and peacemakers. For sowers of strifes are to be admonished to perceive whose followers they are. For of the apostate angel it is written, when tares had been sown among the good crop, An enemy hath done this (Matth. xiii. 28). Of a member of him also it is said through Solomon, An apostate person, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth, he winketh with his eyes, he beateth with his foot, he speaketh with his finger,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

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
Deuteronomy 19:10
Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.

Psalm 18:27
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.

Psalm 31:18
Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.

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

Proverbs 1:16
for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.

Proverbs 6:16
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:

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