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Proverbs 10:18

    Proverbs 10:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

    World English Bible

    He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:18

    He that hideth - This is a common case. How many, when full of resentment, and deadly hatred, meditating revenge and cruelty, and sometimes even murder, have pretended that they thought nothing of the injury they had sustained; had passed by the insult, etc.! Thus lying lips covered the malevolence of a wicked heart.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:18

    Better, He who hideth hatred is of lying lips. He who cherishes hatred, is either a knave, or a fool - a knave if he hides, a fool if he utters it.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:18

    10:18 Lying lips - With flattering words. He here condemns two opposite vices, secret hatred, and manifest slander.