New Living Translation
People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they're deceiving you.
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,
Proverbs 26:24 Parallel
CommentaryProverbs 26:24 Parallel Commentaries
They visit me as if they were my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.
Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.
Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!
They are always thinking about how much it costs. "Eat and drink," they say, but they don't mean it.
"Beware of your neighbor! Don't even trust your brother! For brother takes advantage of brother, and friend slanders friend.
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